One December is celebrated annually as World AIDS Day. An estimated 36.7 million people worldwide have contracted HIV / AIDS. There are many ways to educate and advocate for the community to combat the stigma of PLWHA. One of them is through art. For example, conducted by the University of Colombia on December 5, 2019, in conducting a photo exhibition and screening of films with the theme of HIV / AIDS to the public.
The following are some films that raise this condition.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
This is a biographical film portrayed perfectly by Matthew McCounaghey. He plays a real character, Ron Woodroof, who contracted AIDS. He illegally trades AIDS drugs because he has not passed the pharmaceutical test. That happened in the 1980s when the treatment and treatment of HIV / AIDS were still poor. The story of Ron Woodroof proves that even heterosexual groups are susceptible to HIV / AIDS when engaging in free sex especially without safety. He initially rejected the fact because at that time the disease was still associated with LGBT people. If you want to know how his story ends, you can watch this movie on https://www.focusfeatures.com/dallasbuyersclub/video/dallas-buyers-club_official-trailer
The Normal Heart (2014)
Played by Mark Ruffalo, the film revolves around a New York-based writer Ned Weeks. When it happened the epidemic of HIV / AIDS in New York was unfortunately underestimated by the community and government. Ned Weeks is an activist who is active in the advocation of the disease. This screenplay was written by Larry Kramer based on a theater performance of the same name in 1985.
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Although the main focus of this film is the musicality of a Freddie Mercurie, HIV / AIDS is a part of his life. Complicated love stories, ups, and downs in youth, up to bad relationships with parents, are various obstacles in Freddie’s life. He finally died at a relatively young age and has left works that no one will ever be able to forget.