Oct 20, 2018LOVESICK: Film Screening
We are delighted to co-sponsor the screening of the award-winning documentary “LOVESICK” in the Bay Area this Saturday, October 20th, along with our friends at India Currents, the community media platform.
About the film:
In India, where marriage is a must but AIDS is unspeakable, how do you find love if you’re HIV+? One doctor finds a way – by playing matchmaker for her patients.
LOVESICK interweaves Dr. Suniti Solomon’s unconventional personal and professional journey with the lives of her two patients: Karthik, a reticent bachelor, and Manu, a bubbly IT professional who, like many women in India, was infected by her first husband. As Karthik and Manu search for love, they learn how to survive under the shadow of HIV.
Like other Indian matchmakers, Dr. Solomon matches by the religion, education, and income; but she also matches by white blood cell counts (CD4) and viral loads. For her, this isn’t just about romance – it is a way to stem the spread of HIV and fight stigma.
With compassion, humor, and hope, LOVESICK is an intimate story about the universal desire for love in the age of AIDS.
A Q/A with directors Ann S. Kim and Priya Giri Desai will immediately follow the screening.
*Price of VIP ticket includes a $10 donation to YRG CARE.