Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  80 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  French / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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Alive!

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What happens when five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute drop?

Alive!

The risk and adrenaline rush of skydiving can heighten the feeling of being alive.

In this compelling documentary, five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute jump. The camaraderie inspired by the rigorous training and team-building exercises encourage the men to share their feelings about being seropositive: their reactions to finding out, their thoughts about ongoing treatments, and the ways they negotiate relationships with men who are not positive. But as the skydiving day approaches, doubts emerge. Will they all make the jump?

Filled with humour and breathtaking aerial photography, ALIVE! reminds us all of the value of life and of living it to the fullest.

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Awards

** Best Documentary, 2015 In and Out Film Festival, Nice (France)

Citation

Main credits

Boujon, Vincent (film director)
Boujon, Vincent (screenwriter)
Gazin, Marie-Odile (film producer)

Other credits

Image, Boubkar Benzabat; montage, Francine, Lemaitre; musique originale, Alice Perret.


Distributor credits

The Kingdom

The Kingdom

A film by Vincent Boujon

Docuseek2 subjects

Gay and Lesbian Studies
AIDS
Health Care Sector
Psychology and Mental Health

Distributor subjects

Gay Studies
HIV/AIDS
Health Care Issues
Health Issues
Psychology

Keywords

AIDS; HIV; treatment; challenge; skydiving; living; parachute; positive; gay; men; solo; team building; documentary; film; video; online; streaming; Docuseek2; "Alive!"; Icarus Films

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