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Sunday, December 9 • 2:10pm - 3:40pm
Thirteen Percent

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In the beginning, AIDS was seen as a disease that mysteriously devoured countless young, otherwise healthy, white, gay Americans. Thirty years later, the image of AIDS is no longer lesion-covered, gaunt faces, or IVs dripping into narrow blue/green veins. Because of this new, healthier look,the public now appears to believe the AIDS crisis is over or -- at the very least -- under control.However, as a collective calm settled over the general population, a dark cloud descended upon the African-American community. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control in 2004, and every year since, black Americans - who make up just 13 percent of the population - now account for 50 percent of all new HIV/AIDS infections.Thirteen Percent is an exploratory journey to discover how such disproportionate numbers have come to be. In our investigation, we follow the stories of several people within the three top subgroups most susceptible to this virus: men who have sex with men, youth aged 13-29 and women between the ages of 25-44 We also pick the brains of professionals from a variety of fields that view the epidemic from different perspectives: physicians, medical researchers, journalists, clergy, politicians and entertainers. After taking a look at how we got where we are - an epidemic out of of control, but plagued by complacency - we ask everyone involved, 'How can we reverse a trajectory that will shape the future of African-American culture and productivity?'

Sunday December 9, 2012 2:10pm - 3:40pm PST
California Club 6 - Touchstar Cinemas - Auditorium 2 850 Ives Dairy Road, North Miami Beach, FL 33179