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Title The age of AIDS / series producer and reporter, Renata Simone ; a co-production of WGBH/Frontline and Paladin InVision Ltd ; with Silverbridge Productions Ltd. and Channel 4 ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Publication Info. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  DVD 362.19697 AGE    Check Shelf
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1; stereo.
Performer Narrator, Will Lyman.
Credits Part one: producer and director, William Cran ; writers, William Cran, Renata Simone ; camera, Paul Lang ; editors, Steve Audette, David Espar, Joe Frost ; music, Mason Daring.
Part two: producer and director, Greg Barker ; writers, Greg Barker, Renata Simone; camera, Frank-Peter Lehmann ; editors, Paul Carlin, Jon Neuburger ; music, Mason Daring.
Note Originally broadcast in two parts on May 30-31, 2006 as part of the Frontline television series.
Summary Part one follows the trail of a medical mystery which began in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. Traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. Reveals the astounding spread of the infection to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part two explores the chasm that emerged between rich and poor following the development of the miraculous "triple cocktail" HIV treatment. While the discovery seemed to signal a new era in which AIDS was no longer a fatal disease, the high price of the drugs meant they were unaffordable to patients in developing nations. Also examines the next wave of the AIDS epidemic in some of the most populous and strategically important nations in the world, including Russia, India and China, and tracks the same pattern of official denial and political indifference that characterized the epidemic in so many other countries.
Contents Part one / producer and director, William Cran ; written by William Cran & Renata Simone -- Part two / producer and director, Greg Barker ; written by Greg Barker & Renata Simone.
Language Closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- History.
AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Simone, Renata.
Cran, William.
Barker, Greg.
Lyman, Will, 1948-
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Paladin InVision, Ltd.
Silverbridge Productions.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
WGBH Educational Foundation.
PBS Home Video.
Added Title Frontline (Television program)
ISBN 0793692237
Standard No. 841887007245
Music No. FRL62412 PBS Home Video
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