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AsiaLENS: AEMS Documentary and Independent Film Series at the Spurlock Museum: Lovesick

Lovesick
A film by Ann S. Kim and Priya Giri Desai.
2018 / 74 minutes

Introduction and post-screening discussion TBD.

Co-sponsored by International and Area Studies Library.

In India, how do you find love if you are HIV-positive? Dr. Suniti Solomon, who discovered India’s first case of HIV in 1986, and founded India’s premier HIV/AIDS clinic finds a way, by matchmaking her HIV-positive patients. Shot over eight years, Lovesick interweaves Dr. Solomon’s personal and professional journeys with the lives of two patients: Karthik, a reticent bachelor, and Manu who, like many women in India, was infected by her first husband. Told with humor and compassion, Lovesick is a surprising and hopeful story about the universal desire for love.

AsiaLENS Film Series

AsiaLENS is a film screening and discussion series offering campus and community audiences an opportunity to view documentary and independent film on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia.

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