Part 1 of 3.
Part 1: Introduction: Hope & Belief
Part 2: Mr. Viet's Story
Part 3: Mrs. Lan's Story
This is the first film in a 3 part series of short films made for the Italian NGO, CESVI, in Vietnam.
The intent of these films is to give hope and advice to people who have newly contracted HIV in Vietnam.
Since HIV awareness is very low here, many people who have contracted the disease feel that their life is over and that HIV is the end of anything normal again.
I chose to find some "heroes" so that i could document their life and how it is normal. I also interviewed them on their story and how they overcame the difficulties they faced.
We hope this series of films helps give them hope that they can still live a normal life just like the many people in the films.