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Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories
      #201008 - 07/22/06 05:53 PM

I am looking for people who have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I want to interview a variety of people, old young, gay, straight and show an honest portrayal of who you are, break down barriers and stereotypes and make people think. I want to document your hardships, struggles, laughter, tears, your miracles.

All my films aim to shed a new light on a subject, meaning that I want people to watch my films and see human beings, not just facts, numbers and issues. I want my viewers to say "Wow I never thought about it that way" I want to show a new perspective, a new vision, and change minds and change lives.

Please contact me if you have AIDS and want to tell me your story. I just need an interview that would take no more than two hours. I promise I will share your story in a positive light and never exploit your story in any way.

I am entering a film contest with the theme of "tolerance" This film aims to make a difference and help other people.

If you live in or around Los Angeles and you are interested in participating, email me at ambfilms@casting.la.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

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      #201017 - 07/22/06 07:33 PM

I would love to help but I live in Oregon... this is my website HIVSTOPSWITHME.ORG click on Oregon then my name Maricela my e mail is ojoscafe159@msn.com

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Re: Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories new
      #201036 - 07/22/06 11:51 PM

I wish I could help you, but I don't live near LA.

One thing that might be a help to you in finding people....get in touch with the AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) that are near your area. I know LA has them. Little hole in the woods I live in has one. Tell them what you are trying to accomplish and ask them to ask their clients if anyone would be interested. They won't give out client information, but they may be willing to pass your contact information along in case anyone would be interested in being interviewed.

Good luck with your project. I'm glad to see you took our earlier comments and expanded the viewpoint of your film.



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Re: Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories new
      #201209 - 07/24/06 11:54 PM

i would think the term tolerance isnt for hiv,its as if you have to tolerate us because were here?mabey if the name were something about "real reality tv",or the real faces of people you have for neighbors or freinds,but tolerance doesnt sound quite right,but by all mean shed some light,mabey i just dont heave the vision you have in your minds eye,i can give you a million stories,what type of programm are you using for this process,is it a collage?who will be seeing the inital rendering of the product to insure proper exposure,and not a demented look at this whols process we are all in?take care

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Re: Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories new
      #201326 - 07/25/06 06:29 PM

why hello maricela

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Re: Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories new
      #201353 - 07/25/06 09:35 PM

Hello America.
Dear sweet still Homophobic and Racist America, you may be wavering to the side of mainstream on HIV being the cause of AIDS. I used to be, but am not any more.

Just boiling it all down, to whom actually died or is affected, or is told that their test results are positive, or that they have AIDS, seems to me to be more than telling me all I need to know about HIV and AIDS.

Who is testing HIV positive and being diagnosed in the category (AIDS is a category, not a disease, that requires a positive HIV test) as having AIDS. Who is even taking the tests?

Well let me see, here in America, america, we have the numero uno group of HOMOSEXUALS running down every 3 months to take their HIV tests, mixed with some BLACK heterosexuals, every once in a while when the preacher puts the fear of GOD and the lectures that all their husbands are out on the "Down Low", a handful of Mexicans, and even most of these in the last categories of black, Mexican and dopers, are DOPE ADDICTS, and a mere minute smattering of others that do not fit into these categories. Now why almost only gays, blacks, and dopers. What else do these groups have in common?

Gee, they are all on the top of the undesirable list of an awful lot of people! It would be quite amazing indeed if this tiny little spec of 17 or so various proteins of retrovirus were smart enough to discriminate, so I can not possibly understand how the virus or the tests would know how to be racist homophobes. How can this be?

Now lets look at AFRICA. Strange as strange can be, it is a BLACK HETEROSEXUAL disease in Africa. Strangely enough the virus and the tests are again exhibiting RACIST attributes here as well. No hetero outbreak over here in the states or Europe, other than a small pattering of another unwanted and despised groups, or the dopers! Nope Indeed. Just a big ole heterosexual thing for all the poorest, malnourished black heterosexuals in Africa.

Smart virus indeed, Smart HIV test. So brilliant that it is a total RACIST and Gay Bashing HOMOPHOBE. Care to explain this PharmaBawd? Didn't think so. The largest common denominator is that the affected and infected are in the "high risk" categories of being highly discrimated against and the most vulnerable groups as well. WoW!

As a straight man, first of all, I don't even bother to go get a test, but just in case someone ever talked me into it after a long bout with the flu, I would go to the testing place, tell them I am hetero and not a doper, and they would give me the test. OK, I am in a "LOW RISK CATEGORY" for testing positive. If the test lit up as it often does for more than 60 often common conditions that are listed in the scientific journals, even including just having the flu, I would be told I need a backup test. OK, I take the backup test, and have 3 out of 6 western blot lines light up in the test, and then they see I am HETEROSEXUAL LOW RISK CATEGORY, I am declared to be a FALSE POSITIVE.

Now I go to a clinic frequented by gays. Tell them I am a gay man. Now I am in a "HIGH RISK CATEGORY". My first test lights up, I take the second test. My test lights up with the same 3 out of 6 lines that were found when I posed as the straight guy. But this time, I am said to be "HIGH RISK". My results are read differently than when I told them I was heterosexual. This time, low and behold, with the VERY SAME TEST RESULTS as last time when I was told I was false positive, as a gay man I am told Your test result came back POSITIVE for HIV! "YOU HAVE HIV, THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES AIDS".

Off I go to the HIV doc. He tells me Take these meds and take em quick, and take em for the rest of your life. Oh don't worry that they are life long chemotherapy. Don't worry about those side effects. Be brave now, lipodystrophy and liver failure, and blood poisoning from the drugs are not all that bad! Well if you say so, Doc. I am gonna die anyway if I don't take the toxic meds.

I am not even going to do any research to find out that the leading cause of death in HIV positive Americans is actually liver failure directly due to the HIV drugs, cause now I am too paranoid to even investigate it.

There you have it. HIV and AIDS, and HIV testing. Gee, How come HIV/AIDS and the HIV tests are soooo smart to get away with being as Racist and Homophobic just the same as many of the people in the world?

Whatsamatter America! Too simple to see the obvious? Although it is sooooo ugly, I hardly blame you for not looking and seeing it for what it is. But I hope one day you will have the courage to open your eyes and take an honest look. At yourself.


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Re: Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories new
      #201401 - 07/25/06 11:38 PM

that like the indian in the cupboard?

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