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Desert Migration

  • Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (Frano-Manitoban Cultural Centre) 340 Provencher Boulevard Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0G7 Canada (map)

Directed by Daniel F. Cardone | USA | 2015 | 80 min


Eventbrite - Desert Migration

This film has been rated 14A - Language may offend

Saved by the introduction of protease inhibitors in the mid-1990s, many HIV positive men needed to rebuild the lives they thought they’d never be able to live. In an effort to reach equilibrium with the virus inside them, some migrated to Southern California’s Palm Springs in the hope of finding a healing desert oasis. But is this environment, with its tolerant population and constant sunshine, enough to eradicate the grief they carry within them, and strengthen them against the medications slowly poisoning their bodies?

Immediately following the film there will be a Panel Discussion at the theatre with Doc Duhon (a cast member of the film), local experts in the HIV field and local persons knowledgeable in HIV and prevention to talk about the film, safer sex options including Condoms, "Treatment as Prevention" (TAsP), "Pre Exposure Prophylaxis" (PrEP) and "Post Exposure Prophylaxis" (PEP). It is our hope that, though this forum, we can help reduce stigma surrounding HIV in Winnipeg. 

This film is presented in partnership with subWOOFer, Our Own Health Centre and Winnipeg Sex Positive Culture.

Join us at subWOOFer at Club 200 (190 Garry St) following this film. Present your movie ticket stub for reduced $5.00 cover charge. subWOOFer is an 18+ event. ID Required. 

Earlier Event: September 9
2016 Festival Program Launch Party
Later Event: October 11
Real Art Pride