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Positive Motion

Abrahams Wilson, Andy
This powerful documentary follows a unique HIV/AIDS dance group in San Francisco led by pioneering dancer Anna Halprin. It shows a group of men with AIDS or HIV-infection using their condition as a resource for creative expression. The video is a collage of seven months of the group's emotionally-charged workshops, culminating in a poignant performance of a work titled "Carry Me Home." This is a film about creativity and community as healing forces. It captures the brotherhood, the hope, the laughter and the tears of the dancers as they gather weekly to shape a dance of their stories. Positive Motion shows how dance can be therapeutic to the dancer, whose body becomes a storyteller conveying a new-found expression of health. It demonstrates how this form of theatre and therapy enables individuals alienated from themselves and their community to rediscover both their bodies and their brotherhood. Honors Winner, Best of Show, Dance on Camera Festival Winner, Press and Artistic Jury Awards, Grand Prix de Video Danse (Paris) American Dance Festival Film Arts Festival (San Francisco) American Psychological Association Dance Screen Festival (Berlin) AIDS on Screen Festival (Hong Kong) AIDS International Update Conference Dance and Video Festival (Milan) International Video Competition on AIDS (Italy)

Positive Motion

[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

Title from title frames.; In Process Record.

Originally produced by Open Eye Pictures in 1991.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Abrahams Wilson, Andy, filmmaker

Kanopy (Firm)
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