Bumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief and intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man. Coming off of the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest. What she experiences during her trip to a local clinic is much more than she expects while sharing a cigarette with a stranger, Jimmy during the 10 minutes that she awaits her test results. This film explores tough issues that persons living with HIV/AIDS may encounter such as the loss of intimacy with loved ones while also encouraging awareness around HIV/AIDs testing and the way we treat persons living with the disease.

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Alia Hatch is an actor, vocalist, theater technician, and model whose performance credits include Decapitalization Circus (Bread and Puppet), Black Nativity (New Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA), The Parrot, Jar the Floor (Smith College, Northampton, MA), The Laramie Project (Community College of Philadelphia), In a Sense, Nonsense (Shubin Theatre, Philadelphia, PA), and numerous other productions, readings and workshops.

Alia’s technical credits include sound board operation for The Bluest Eye, Journey of a Gun (New Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA), Rise Up!: An International Human Rights Day Event (Nzinga Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA), and numerous other shows and productions. Alia is currently a Production and Design Intern at The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia, PA) and a Theater major with a Design/Technology concentration at Temple University.

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Coming Spring 2012

*Bumming Cigarettes Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Ended Monday March 13, 2012!!


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