5B//Chéries-Chéris 2019

17 Nov 2019 19:40
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Coming Out, Festival Chéries-Chéris - Paris
MK2 Beaubourg
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5B, Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss

United States. 2019. 93 '. Documentary. VOSTF.


In the mid-1980s, only one number and one letter designated a San Francisco General Hospital pavilion, the first in the country specifically designed to treat AIDS patients. While part of society sees the sick as outcasts, 5B caregivers choose a different path. This film is their story.

Presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, 5B sheds light on the terrible magnitude of the disaster by giving voice to young people mowed in full youth, during the first years of the AIDS pandemic in San Francisco. Through a montage of images shot at the time in the pavilion, the directors put on the patients names, faces, bodies, emotions, a story. In addition to this poignant immersion, the medical staff brings, nearly 35 years later, striking testimonies on the hecatomb, the difficulties of the care and the anxieties concerning the mode of transmission of a then unknown disease. Even today, the emotion and the bad conscience remain, indelible ...

The session will be presented by journalist Christophe Martet, known for his fight against HIV.

Sunday 17 Nov. 19h40 >> MK2 Beaubourg

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