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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Love in a Time of HIV

Commissioned for BBC World News, this five-part series touches down in New York, London, St. Petersburg, Johannesburg and Mumbai to deliver the stories of young people around the world living, and loving, with HIV.
March 18, 2009


Commissioned for BBC World News, this five-part series touches down in New York, London, St. Petersburg, Johannesburg and Mumbai to deliver the stories of young people around the world living, and loving, with HIV.
The stories are poignant and infused with hope, ranging from the young families hoping to have children, to the Indian widow looking for new love, to the tale of Tender Mavundla, a popular South African singer who went public with her diagnosis during her appearance on Pop Idol in order to educate and inspire.
Partners: Rockhopper TV (London) for BBC, distributed through Beyond Distribution
Length: 5 X 30 minutes
Aired: November 2008
Rights available: All worldwide

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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