This article was originally posted on WomenLearnThai.com.
Living with the Tiger…
Yesterday I received an email from my buddy Talen from Thailand Land of Smiles (no longer online):
Baan Gerda and “Living with the Tiger” need your help. Living with the Tiger is a full length documentary about Thai children who have HIV/AIDS and were orphaned and or abandoned by their families to die in hospice. These children were taken to a small village in Lopburi called Baan Gerda where many of them were nursed back to life from deaths door by the Childrens’ Rights Foundation.
Living with the Tiger is about these children and the struggles they have faced and continue to face as they reintegrate back into the same communities that shunned them and left them to die.
Talen explains further:
The filmmakers hope Living with the Tiger provides a better future for these children living with HIV as well as raising awareness of the disease, the stigma surrounding it and the deep-rooted fears that many still hold regarding HIV.
March 14th: Foreign Correspondents Club Bangkok. 8pm-10pm
March 17th: Pratravadi Theatre, Bangkok. 8pm-10pm
Both of these screenings are open to the public and FREE. Reservations must be made at www.livingwiththetiger.com
Living With The Tiger Trailer. Uploaded by livingwiththetiger.
To participate: The children’s stories raise some important issues about our attitudes towards HIV infected people. Help to improve their lives and the many others in their situation.
We don’t have a PR company or big budget so help us get the word out. Take action today…
7 thoughts on “Please Lend Your Support: Living with the Tiger”
Ahh cool .. have you looked at BKK Arthouse in BACC, they often do movie screenings on weekend afternoons ….
Hi Luke, it’s Mike from Living with the Tiger. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any say in the screening times. Depending on their success, we hope to organise a few more. We’re also looking at educational establishments, companies etc.. as possible venues.
I know that I’m going to sound like an old lady when I say this, but it would be great if there could be a screening that wasn’t so late at night. I’d love to see the movie, but 8-10 on a weeknight is probably too late for me. Any chance that you’ll do an afternoon screening or a weekend one?
This looks like an important movie, I’m glad that you made it. It really amazes me the amount of mis-information that some people in this country believe about HIV.
Thanks Gordon. Life can be difficult but I can’t imagine being called upon to be as brave as these kids have to be. The thought tears at my heart.
Will gladly spread the word.
Talen, all you have to do is ask 🙂
(Black little heart? Hehhh hehhh….)
You are awesome Cat! Thank you from the bottom of my black little heart 🙂