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The HIV Story Project - Overview & Introduction


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The HIV Story Project is a multi-platform storytelling program -- based in San Francisco -- that is designed to unleash a robust global conversation around the upcoming 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in 2011. Our model includes short film production, online video, social media, training for nonprofits, and offline community experiments such as public media installations.

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The HIV Story Project - Overview & Introduction

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  2. 2. The HIV Story Project will bring together San Francisco Bay Area residents living with HIV/AIDS, award-winning filmmakers, and a network of public health & social service agencies addressing HIV/AIDS issues within our diverse communities.
  3. 3. Our community not-for-profit partners will help identify and engage 20 individuals with inspiring & diverse stories.
  4. 4. The filmmakers will mentor the individuals and assist them in developing, producing and editing a high quality short film related to their personal experience with HIV/AIDS.
  5. 5. The HIV Story Project will host a robust community web site & new media content portal intended to engage global participants & worldwide partners in an ongoing dialogue that marks the 30 th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in 2011.
  6. 6. Online video competitions will invite community members from the S.F. Bay Area & beyond to tell their own stories, while portal users can exchange thoughts, share experiences & engage with calls to action.
  7. 7. All finished shorts films will be posted on the web portal and made available for our community partners to use in their own educational programs and for outreach purposes.
  8. 8. The 20 best local shorts will be combined into a feature film compilation for presentation at film festivals & TV distribution. The final product will paint an unprecedented portrait of how people thrive & survive in the face of long term illness in today’s world.
  9. 9. – GENERATIONS HIV – The HIV Story Project will build a traveling interactive storytelling booth & public media installation that will engage participants in an on-going dialogue about HIV. This offline street level experiment will launch during PRIDE month - June 2010 – in San Francisco.
  10. 10. At every stage, The HIV Story Project will work directly with its community partners & other non-profit groups to develop high-quality media projects that serve to further their missions, programs and the communities they serve.
  11. 11. Thank you for your support! Donate now via PayPal on our website:
  12. 12. The HIV Story Project Team:
  13. 13. Jörg Fockele <ul><li>Award winning film and television director & producer </li></ul><ul><li>The HIV Story Project Director </li></ul>
  14. 14. Marc Smolowitz <ul><li>Academy Award nominated film, TV & new media producer </li></ul><ul><li>The HIV Story Project Executive Producer </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ian Wolfley <ul><li>Activist, filmmaker and writer </li></ul><ul><li>The HIV Story Project Associate Producer </li></ul>
  16. 16. Derrick Mapp <ul><li>HIV / AIDS social advocate & activist, Shanti </li></ul><ul><li>The HIV Story Project Co-Curator & Community Consultant </li></ul>
  17. 17. Luis Guerra <ul><li>HIV / AIDS social advocate & graphic designer, </li></ul><ul><li>Stop AIDS Project </li></ul><ul><li>The HIV Story Project Community Consultant </li></ul>
  18. 18. Wendy Levy <ul><li>Award winning film, television & new media director / producer, BAVC </li></ul><ul><li>The HIV Story Project Co-Curator & Media Consultant </li></ul>
  19. 19. Don Brown <ul><li>Professional Fundraiser, Fort Mason Center </li></ul><ul><li>The HIV Story Project Development Consultant </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>THE HIV STORY PROJECT – Here’s just a sampling of the award-winning filmmakers who’ve committed to working with us and have lent their names to our efforts in our fundraising phase: </li></ul>
  21. 21. Cheryl Dunye <ul><li>Award-winning director & screenwriter whose work explores issues of class, race, and gender </li></ul>
  22. 22. Jenni Olson <ul><li>Author, filmmaker, and leading expert of queer cinema </li></ul>
  23. 23. Marc Huestis <ul><li>Award-winning director, event producer, and camp impresario </li></ul>
  24. 24. Deborah Craig <ul><li>Award-winning filmmaker, visual artist, musician, and public health official </li></ul>
  25. 25. Johnny Symons <ul><li>Award-winning documentary filmmaker </li></ul>
  26. 26. Debra A. Wilson <ul><li>Award-winning documentary director, producer, & writer </li></ul>
  27. 27. Billy Clift <ul><li>Writer & director of BABY JANE? and THE FAIRY TALE </li></ul>
  28. 28. Stuart Gaffney <ul><li>Documentary filmmaker and political activist </li></ul>
  29. 29. Harjant Gill <ul><li>Award-winning filmmaker and Point Foundation Scholar </li></ul>
  30. 30. Paulina Velasquez Solis <ul><li>Internationally-acclaimed multimedia visual artist & Fulbright Scholar </li></ul>
  31. 31. Amir Jaffer <ul><li>Filmmaker, music video director, and founder of Aisha Media </li></ul>
  32. 32. S. Leo Chiang <ul><li>Award-winning filmmaker </li></ul>
  33. 33. COMMUNITY PARTNERS - SPECIAL THANKS - Mark Molnar, Karl Knapper, Jason Riggs
  34. 34. Special thanks to our friends MOMS Pharmacy in San Francisco for their support…
  35. 35. Additional thanks to our friends at in San Francisco for their support…
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