It's Not Over November 19 2014 / 72 Mins/ HD
Synopsis
Genre: Documentary

Itís Not Over tells the inspiring story of three courageous millennials who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Award winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks takes viewers on a journey to India, South Africa and the United States to experience the epidemic first hand. The result is a deeply personal and uplifting story that is rarely represented in popular culture.

In America, Jenks meets Paige, a college freshman who has been living with HIV her entire life. After years of battling stigma she has come full circle, becoming a young advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and using her experience to challenge assumptions and prejudice. Andrew first meets Paige at a dance marathon at her college in Indiana before taking off with Paige and her two roommates for an impromptu road-trip.

In India, Jenks meets Sarang is openly gay playwright in a country where homosexuality is outlawed. Come along for the ride as Sarangís new play, addressing gay marriage, makes its way from rehearsal to public debut. While in India, Andrew also meets Sarangís boyfriend, witnesses the personal stories of HIV+ orphans, and experiences the staggering poverty of the infamous Falkland Road.

In South Africa, Jenks meets Lucky, a teacher and mentor working to keep young South Africans out of the type of trouble that he ran into at an early age. Lucky acts as a tour guide around Khayelitsha, the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa, with some of the highest rates of HIV in the country. As Andrew follows him to work and around his hometown, Lucky emanates an exuberance and zeal for life that is an inspiring celebration of the efforts of a single, committed individual.

Globally, an estimated 5.4 million adolescents and young people are living with HIV, and approximately 2,100 adolescents and young people account for nearly 39 percent of all new HIV infections. Stories like those of Paige, Sarang, and Lucky remind us that the fight is not over. We really can make a difference and we have the tools to end this epidemic.

Itís Not Over was made possible by the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund and is being released with support from UNAIDS.

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