"Quietly, a great film was made"Lee Grant - Oscar Winning Actress and Director
"Hugely empowering and uplifting"Greg Lowe - CNNgo
"Should be mandatory viewing"Jim Pollard - The Nation
Living With The Tiger is an intimate and moving story about a group of HIV infected orphans in Thailand that have been abandoned by society. The story focuses on two of the children over a period of 3 years, and highlights the problems they encounter as they try to re-integrate back into their communities. Despite their traumatic experiences, they embark on the most unlikely of ventures for a group of teenagers from the countryside; a performance in an opera....
Our recent media event and VIP screening of the film was held at the Enigma Theatre, Paragon in Bangkok to coincide with World AIDS Day. As part of the programme some of the children from Baan Gerda performed a short dance routine for the special guests and press. Tata Young kindly volunteered her time to support the project and chatted to the kids on stage, and also spoke to the audience about the stigma faced by people living with HIV.
MC Kipsan Beck, a long-term supporter of Baan Gerda, ensured that the tone of the event was upbeat and the main message was one of hope. Dr. Anthony Pramualratana from the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS spoke about this year’s World AIDS Day theme; 0-0-0 or zero AIDS related deaths, zero new HIV transmission and zero stigma and discrimination.
Support from Major Cineplex, Krungsri Bank and Coke allowed us to hold the event and organise the current film tour taking place around Thailand. The Mangpong DVD store chain are selling the Living with the Tiger DVD (with English subtitles) and donating all profits back to the outreach campaign and Baan Gerda. It can also be purchased from 38 shops around the country or their website
Other guests included His Excellency Ron Hoffman, Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Khun Vicha Phoolworaluck-Chairman of the Major Cineplex Group, Karl Morsbach founder of Baan Gerda, Kittiyajai Treeakewijit-Chairperson of the Pongsup Group Ltd. (Mangpong) and Dan Harsono-Chief Marketing Officer, Krungsri Bank.
Photos from the event
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- The Nation
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