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Sex in an Epidemic film screening

Sex in an EpidemicSEX IN AN EPIDEMIC

A screening and discussion with filmmaker Jean Carlomusto

a documentary by Jean Carlomusto
70 minutes, color, USA, 2010

December 8, Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Click here for trailer.

This pioneering documentary explores the personal, political and structural challenges that have continually hampered the best efforts of HIV educators and community groups to curb HIV infection rates in the United States. It is a compelling history of the devastating early days of the epidemic in NYC, when men with “GRID” were a stigmatized population that died swiftly of a terrifying new disease.

Few concepts have had as great an impact on sexuality over the past 28 years as that of “safer sex.” Yet, as a concept, it is important to remember two things: first, safer sex had to be invented amidst an alarming lack of information that existed before the discovery of HIV in 1984; and second, safer sex as a concept had to be sold by the persistent and creative persuasion of community-based groups all across the country.

Michelson Theater, Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies; the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS); and CSGS.

This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please call 212-992-9540 or email csgs(at)nyu.edu.

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