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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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The makers of the multi-award winning film Positive Hell release new short film on YouTube, Censored, telling how Positive Hell was suddenly barred from screenings in London and New York in acts of bl...
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Follow-up screenings also announced for Harlem and Jackson Heights, NY

Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) opens tonight's LGBTQ+ film screenings with multi-award winning British documentary Positive Hell, which explores burning questions which concern LGBTQ+ communities a...
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• New York indie bookstore Bluestockings to screen two films, one banned twice in 2016 London film festivals
• Films challenge conventional views of HIV and AIDS treatment

The Indie Gathering Star Award
An award-winning documentary film banned twice in London is to be screened at New York indie bookstore Bluestockings, along with earlier stablemate. Positive Hell was controversially banned twice in L...
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• Bluestockings to screen two films that challenge conventional views of HIV and AIDS treatment
• One of films banned twice, earlier this year in London, amid allegations of intervention by drug company-funded AIDS organisations
• Screenings this coming Saturday

The Indie Gathering Star Award
New York indie bookstore Bluestockings to screen two award-winning documentary films that were controversially banned twice in London, UK, because they question the orthodox treatment of HIV and AIDS...
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• Independent film festival bans documentary film under pressure from Buzzfeed journalist
• Film makers question the basis for the banning and the use of censorship rather than debate
• Film makers appeal to festival director to reverse decision

Positive Hell - Marbella nomination 2014
Indie film festival bans indie documentary film under pressure from Buzzfeed journalist. But film's makers question the basis for the banning and the use of censorship rather than debate, appealing to...
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• Film Positive Hell - banned in London earlier this year - to be screened this Saturday at London's Portobello Film Festival.
• Positive Hell questions global orthodoxy on diagnosis and treatment of HIV and AIDS.
• Film depicts the long lives of five people who shunned conventional treatment after HIV positive diagnoses.

Positive Hell flyer
The documentary film Positive Hell - banned in London earlier this year - is to be screened this Saturday, 10 September 2016 at London's Portobello Film Festival.
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• Screening of film Positive Hell goes ahead despite London festival ban
• Film was 'pulled' by London Independent Film Festival after protest threats
• No protestors appeared at successful screening

Positive Hell flyer
Screening of the documentary film Positive Hell, which had been banned by the London Independent Film Festival after threats of protests aimed at the festival, went ahead on Sunday despite the ban. No...
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• Film Positive Hell controversially selected then banned by London Independent Film Festival
• Screening, happening in defiance of ban, to be attended by film's HIV+ subjects from northern Spain
• Both men fit and well after more than 30 years of HIV+ without antiviral drug regimes, unlike those given antivirals

Positive Hell flyer
Two of the five Spanish HIV-positive subjects featured in the controversially banned film documentary Positive Hell are to attend its London screening in person on Sunday April 17, 2016. Both a...
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London Independent Film Festival 2016 selection
The HIV & AIDs film Positive Hell, controversially banned by the London Independent Film Festival, is to be screened in London on the day originally scheduled by LIFF, but independently of the...
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• London Independent Film Festival pulls HIV/AIDS documentary after protest threats
• Film makers hit back, describing act as 'censorship' and 'no platforming'
• Film maker questions independence of festival in ignoring rights to free speech and debate

London Independent Film Festival 2016 selection
London Independent Film Festival pulls HIV/AIDS documentary after protest threats and film makers hit back, describing act as "censorship" and "no platforming"...
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• 2016 festival selects contentious HIV/AIDS documentary, risking stormy debate
• Positive Hell shows lives of five people diagnosed as HIV-positive, questioning global orthodoxy on diagnosis and treatment
• Screening on April 17, 2016

Positive Hell flyer
The 2016 London International Film Festival has selected a contentious HIV/AIDS documentary, risking stormy debate, for screening on April 17. Positive Hell questions the global orthodoxy on diagnosis...
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US court of appeals rules that transmission of HIV is not likely during unprotected sex, overturning decades of legal rulings and popular conception.
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Positively False - 16th Anniversary Edition
This coming Thursday, the fully updated anniversary edition of "Positively False - Exposing the Myths around HIV and AIDS" will be launched in the early evening at the Frontline Club, London...
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Positively False - 16th Anniversary Edition
February 5 in London sees the launch of the fully updated anniversary edition of the explosive and controversial Positively False - Exposing the Myths around HIV and AIDS. It will be accompanied by th...
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Positively False - 16th Anniversary Edition
Launch of 16th anniversary edition of book Positively False plus new film Positive Hell, questioning how HIV diagnosis is typically reached, the value of the costly, debilitating drugs, the motives of...
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About

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.

For more information

Joan Shenton
Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7727 6301
Alt phone: + 44 (0) 7957 585 515
Email: joanshenton@clara.co.uk
Book site: www.positivelyfalsebook.com
Film site: www.positivehell.com

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