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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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