Advocates discuss AIDS in the South with 'deepsouth' film

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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:50 pm

Lisa Biagiotti has the facts. She knows that AIDS is the leading cause of death among Southern black women and that HIV has a 50 percent higher infection rate in the region. But in Biagiotti’s film, “deepsouth,” she presents the truth of HIV in the South through three personal stories.

“I do work on under-reported social issues,” said Biagiotti, an independent journalist and filmmaker based in New York. “Back in 2009/2010, I started reading some statistics about HIV in the South … I took a long road trip and drove over 13,000 miles and interviewed over 400 people over two and a half years, but none of those experts are in the film. There are no talking heads, no experts.

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