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Staffan HildebrandBy Staffan Hildebrand
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Staffan HildebrandBy Staffan Hildebrand
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SEK 54,047
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 10 2018 7:33 AM UTC +00:00

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If we don't reach our target this film will still be made! Keep up to date with the production process on our Facebook page or go to our website and sign up for the newsletter.

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The world has changed dramatically in the last few years as we witness a rise in nationalism, populism and intolerance amongst all cultures. This threatens years of progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS!

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➽ 36.9 million people live with HIV. 25% don't know their status and is therefore at risk transmitting the disease since they are not receiving treatment.

➽ UNAIDS now warns progress is slowing down and in e.g. Russia, HIV spreads twice as fast as in 2008.

➽ Many international donor countries such as USA, Netherlands, Australia, Ireland and Finland have drastically reduced or plan to reduce their contribution to HIV and AIDS prevention including treatment programs.

➽ Legislations that are discriminating, stigmatizing and even criminalizing those parts of populations most at risk; men who have sexual relations with other men, transgender people, sex workers and injecting drug users, prevent successful HIV prevention and treatment.

Help us fight these issues by making the documentary Passing the Torch and get the world to discuss HIV and AIDS again!


THE DOCUMENTARY – A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY

My name is Staffan Hildebrand. I’m a filmmaker and have documented the human story of HIV and AIDS for more than three decades. It’s approximately 800 hours of unique footage which is available in a public archive at Karolinska Institutet University Library in Stockholm. The Karolinska Institutet is most known for awarding the Nobel Prize in Medicine. 

Now, I want to create a full length international documentary with the goal of raising awareness and commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS. I will achieve this by summing up lessons learned and using experiences from my 32 years of filming as well as looking into the near future in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Passing the Torch will feature selected never-before-seen footage from the archive. This will make up the core of the film while also using newly acquired material.

In the documentary I will join forces with the South African activist and journalist, Mary-Jane Matsolo. Her participation will broaden the perspective and bring the story to a younger generation.    

Together, we will travel to different parts of the world to explore the situation of today, historical lessons of the past, and examine future threats and the political factors that govern the resources needed to fight on. This is a battle where the response to this disease in recent years has lost ground. In order to influence politicians and other leaders, we need a new, third wave of activism to put HIV and AIDS back onto the global agenda.

CLIPS FROM THE ARCHIVE  

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In Thailand 1998, a Buddhist temple gave shelter and care to dying AIDS patients. During the peak of the epidemic in Thailand, many people living with HIV or AIDS were stigmatized and excluded from society out of fear and ignorance.
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In Bolivia 2008, the HIV activist Gloria Violeta Ross, told me how she contracted the virus as a result of being raped. Today, Violeta is pushing strongly to connect men ́s violence against women to the fight against HIV.

THE CAMPAIGN  

Passing the Torch is more than a film. Our goal is to start a global network to get more people involved in the issue. We want to create an active and buzzing community through social media where someone like you can join the movement as well. Together, we can make a change! #PassingTheTorchFilm

FACEBOOK  •   TWITTER

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“Let’s remind ourselves of how far we’ve come and just how far we have to go”

Richard Burzinski
 Geneva Senior Advisor in Community Mobilization, Social Justice and Inclusion at UNAIDS

WHAT DO WE NEED?   

Passing the Torch is an ambitious project in which I work with the Swedish media production company Storyfire and collaborate with the medical university Karolinska Institutet. Over the years I have also developed a large network of people involved in the AIDS movement who will also involve themselves with this film.   

So far, we have funded the project with our own resources but to make the movie and the campaign a reality we'll need your help to take the project to the next level! Through your contributions, we’ll be able to finish the pre-production with everything including script, storyboard, casting and getting the crew together.  

By beginning pre-production of the film and creating promotional material, we will have the necessities in order to gain interest from the most popular channels and largest distributors.  

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

1. Back the Project. Kickstarter is all or nothing – if we don't make our goal, we get nothing.  

2. Follow our social media. We are on both Facebook and Twitter. Re-tweet, share and comment. Get involved and be part of the discussion! #PassingTheTorchFilm

 

Questions or want to sponsor us? Feel free to get in touch:
passingthetorch@storyfire.se   

If you want to invest, please contact: 
helene.adler@storyfire.se

If you're a television station/channel and want to get involved 
or have any license inquiries, please contact: 

tobias.bringholm@storyfire.se

Risks and challenges

Every film project has risks, it can be production or distribution risks. We have experienced producers on the team, with a proven track record and an international footprint. What we cannot predict is if there are any competing projects that might interfere with Passing the Torch.

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    Pledge SEK 50 or more About $6

    PASSING THE TORCH OFFICER

    Become an officer of Passing the Torch! Spread the word to family, friends and acquaintances. Everyone should know about #PassingtheTorchFilm

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    EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER

    Join the fight and get access to our exclusive newsletter! Be the first to find out how the production is going and what we're up to next.

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    EDITORIAL MEETING

    Come hang with Staffan and the team in our live editorial meeting! We'll tell you about the production, answer your questions and show you a sneak-peak or two.

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    PASSING THE TORCH PANEL

    Be part of the production process by answering questioners and giving your input on different creative elements, i.e. What countries should we film in? Who should we interview? etc.

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    YOUR STORY ON FACEBOOK

    Tell your story related to HIV and AIDS and get featured in our Tribute posts on our Facebook page along with a photo of you, a loved one or both. Can be anonymous.

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    PASSING THE TORCH PIN

    Wear it with pride! You are an important part of this project. As a special thank you we'll send you our powerful pin, no matter where you live in the world.

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    PERSONALIZED FILM CLIP

    We make a small film based on the archive footage. In this film we'll credit you, your loved one or both as a tribute for fighting on. You'll also get a digital download of the film with your name in it.

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    STOCKHOLM LUNCH

    Come and have lunch with our team in Stockholm. We'll pay the food and you can ask any questions you may have. All travel expenses excluded.

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    WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

    Get a personal video message from Staffan or Mary-Jane (your choice) to yourself or a loved one. Does someone need an extra boost to keep fighting? The passion from Staffan and Mary-Jane never fails to inspire.

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    PRIVATE VIDEO CHAT

    Get a one-on-one video call with a person of your choice, either one of our producers, Mary-Jane or Staffan. Tell them about your thoughts on the fight or pick their brains on filmmaking advice.

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    A DAY IN STOCKHOLM

    You and one friend get to visit the production company Storyfire, watch some of the material and meet the people working on the film. After that we'll drive you to Karolinska Institutet for an exclusive look at the Face of Aids archive. Lunch included. All travel expenses excluded.

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    VISIT MARY-JANE IN SA

    Visit Mary-Jane in Durban, South Africa together with one friend and get a glimpse of her work. All travel expenses excluded.

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    MEMORIAL FILM

    Send all your pictures, films and other material of a loved one who passed away in AIDS. We'll professionally cut it together with music and voice recordnings from family and friends. With your approval we'll post it on our social media. You'll of course also receive a copy of the finished film.

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    PARTNER

    Become a Passing the Torch Partner and get your name in the credit, if the film becomes a reality. From pre-production to the end, you will get important first hand information and insight into the project.

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Funding period

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