LOVESICK
(74 min) India
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Directors/Producers: Priya Desai, Ann S. Kim

Description:
In India, a culture obsessed with marriage but where AIDS is an unspeakable disease, can you find love and companionship if you’re HIV+? Ancient tradition and the new reality HIV collide. Lovesick is the modern love story that results.

Biography:
Priya Giri Desai’s work in print and broadcast media spans two decades and includes work for outlets such as LIFE magazine as well as PBS and independent film projects including the health disparities series Unnatural Causes (PBS), Enlighten Up! (theatrical) and Forgotten Ellis Island (PBS), a film about public health and immigration in America. She earned an Emmy nomination for her work as producer and writer on the children’s series Postcards From Buster (PBSKids) where her love of reporting on cultures and communities came together as she conceptualized and produced several shows about the lives of children around the world. Priya is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Comparative Area Studies focusing South Asia. She is a founding board member of The India Center Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization in New York dedicated to the study of the Indian subcontinent, the promotion of its cultural life, and the unique relationship between India and the United States.

Ann S. Kim is an independent filmmaker who has reported on a range of science global health issues for public television and radio. Her credits include The Age of AIDS (FRONTLINE/PBS) and Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, both duPont-Columbia Award winners, broadcast journalism highest honor. Outside of film, Ann is a Director at global design firm IDEO. From 2016-2017, Ann served as the first Chief Design Officer for the U.S. Surgeon General, bringing design thinking into government and urgent public health issues of addiction, opioids, and social isolation. Ann is a graduate of Harvard College, with a joint degree in Anthropology & the Study of Religion. She is a fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program, Women at Sundance Fellowship, and term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ann is a founding board member of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

Contact Information:
e: kf@wmm.com
w: http://lovesickthefilm.com/


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· 62 DAYS
· BIAS
· A BOLD PEACE
· BURKINABÈ RISING
· DIRT RICH
· DON’T GIVE UP YOUR VOICE
· DOLLAR HEROES
· DRAWN TOGETHER: COMICS, DIVERSITY AND STEREOTYPES
· ENOUGH | THE EMPOWERED WOMEN OF KOROGOCHO
· EXIT
· FACING THE DRAGON
· THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR
· FREEDOM FIGHTERS
· FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY
· GENERATION ZAPPED
· THE GIRLS OF MERU
· GO DEBBIE
· THE GODDESSES OF FOOD
· HEALING JUSTICE
· IN OUR OWN HANDS
· IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE
· INCURABLE OPTIMIST
· I’VE SEEN SO MUCH
· THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS
· JIHAD IN HOLLYWOOD
· KINGSLEY
· LATINO: THE CHANGING FACE OF AMERICA
· LESSON FROM A SCHOOL SHOOTING: NOTES FROM DUNBLANE
· LETTER FROM MASANJIA
· LIFE IS A BEACH
· LITTLE FIEL
· LIVING THE FUTURES PAST
· LOST CROPS
· LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL
· LOVESICK
· THE MUKURU ART BOYZ
· THE NEW FIRE
· ONE THING IN NOTHING
· OSLO DIARIES
· POISONING PARADISE
· PROSECUTING EVIL: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ
· THE PROVIDERS
· RAGHU RAI
· RAINBOW CHILDREN - PORTRAIT OF ELIKA
· SAVING ATLANTIS
· SEATS AT THE TABLE
· SHARE
· SILICON VALLEY THE UNTOLD STORY: SECRET SAUCE
· SKID ROW MARATHON
· SOUFRA
· STREET WORKERS UNITE!
· SURVIVORS
· TIME FOR ILHAN
· THE TRUE COST
· TRUTH DETECTIVES
· UNFINISHED SYMPHONY
· WAR OF RELIGIONS IN MY FAMILY
· THE WHALE HOUSE
· THE WHISTLEBLOWER OF MY LAI
· WOODY’S ORDER!