"Quietly, a great film was made"Lee Grant - Oscar Winning Actress and Director
"Hugely empowering and uplifting"Greg Lowe - CNNgo
"Should be mandatory viewing"Jim Pollard - The Nation
Living With The Tiger is an intimate and moving story about a group of HIV infected orphans in Thailand that have been abandoned by society. The story focuses on two of the children over a period of 3 years, and highlights the problems they encounter as they try to re-integrate back into their communities. Despite their traumatic experiences, they embark on the most unlikely of ventures for a group of teenagers from the countryside; a performance in an opera....
Our first screenings in Thailand played to packed houses and generated a lot of interest in the film and Baan Gerda. It was our first opportunity to connect with an audience that predominantly had no connection with HIV.
Nearly 150 people filled the Foreign Correspondents Club in central Bangkok, with many people coming forward to offer their support and suggestions for future screenings. Photos from the FCCT
The lovely Patravadi Theatre is located on the Thonburi side of the river and we were a little worried that it might prove inconvenient for some people to reach. Our concerns were brushed aside when too many people turned up and, despite setting out some extra seating, several people had to stand. Incredibly, they stayed to watch the whole film standing! Photos from the Patravadi Theatre.
The events were well covered in the media including this article in The Nation and several websites & blogs such as Thailand Land of Smiles
Thanks to the British Embassy for sponsoring the screenings and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS for their help with the organisation and arrangements.
- Phuket Gazette
- The Nation
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