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Author and filmmaker

Joan Shenton has extensive experience of producing and presenting television and radio programmes, including many peak time network documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, Central TV, and Thames TV.

Joan Shenton’s independent production company Meditel Productions has won seven television awards and was the first independent company ever to win a Royal Television Society Award for an episode of Channel 4's Dispatches. It has produced eight network documentaries for Channel 4, Sky News and M-Net, South Africa on the AIDS debate. “AIDS - The Unheard Voices” won the Royal Television Society Award for Current Affairs.

Her book Positively False – Exposing the Myths around HIV and AIDS was originally published by I.B. Tauris in 1998 and is now not only reprinted but updated, including contributions from 20 leading dissident scientists and journalists, plus Peter Duesberg et al.'s withdrawn 2009 paper for Medical Hypothesis and the script of the film Positively False.

Press release archive

A selection of our press releases

Sgt. David Gutierrez
A new 11 minute film explores what happens when the HIV test, almost universally relied on to judge whether or not people are HIV+, is itself tested for reliability under the rigours of the criminal c...
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The team behind the multi-award winning HIV/AIDS documentary Positive Hell today launches a new film, Testing Times, the second in a trilogy of short films under the umbrella Positively Wrong.
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• Positive Hell awarded prestigious Special Jury Prize by Queens World Film Festival
• Three screenings in New York pass without incident, despite phone threats describing the film as very dangerous
• Corporate interests blamed for intimidation of previous festivals that led to film being banned

QWFF Special Jury Prize
Positive Hell awarded prestigious Special Jury Prize by Queens World Film Festival after three successful New York screenings...
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Joan Shenton
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