Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 1987
This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement
Pays concerné : Royaume-Uni
Durée : 10 minutes

Français

Le réalisateur de Looking for Langston et Young Soul Rebels propose un antidote impressionniste à la campagne sans passion et culpabilisante sur le SIDA qui s’est passée en Grande Bretagne en 1987. This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement (« Ce n’est pas une pub sur le SIDA ») est fait dans un style vidéo très imaginatif en Noir & Blanc, avec des messages politiques fort à la fois pour le public hétérosexuel et gay.

Réal : Isaac JULIEN

English

This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement
From the maker of Looking for Langston and Young Soul Rebels comes an impressionistic antidote to the passionless, guilty AIDS awareness campaign conducted in Britain in 1987. This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement blends an imaginative video style with strong political messages for both Black and white, heterosexual and gay audiences.

parting glances, buddie’s friend, tell us of no’other’
other’s tales,
inbetween the gaps, between mirrors and turned away eyes,
the civilising-pleasure-seeking-mission-tourist,
black boys bought for a packet of cigarettes, that exotic other

might just translate

how a small disease in a third world domain
became a first world problem with a little name

this is not an aids advertisement – feel no guilt in your desire
this is not an aids advertisement – feel no guilt in your desire

it’s the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
it’s the dream afraid of waking, that never learns to chance

this is not an aids advertisement – feel no guilt in your desire
this is not an aids advertisement – feel no guilt in your desire

some say love it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleed
some say love it is a hunger, an endless aching need
i say love it is a flower and you its only seed

feel no guilt in your desire
feel no guilt in your desire
feel no guilt in your desire
feel no guilt in your desire

this is not an aids advertisement
this is not an aids advertisement
this is not an aids advertisement
this is not an aids advertisement

parting glances, buddie’s friend, tell us of no other’other’s’tales
inbetween the gaps, between mirrors and turned away eyes
being an endangered species may now ake me equal with you
this is not an aids advertisement – feel no guilt in your desire
this is not an aids advertisement – feel no guilt in your desire

(this is not an aids advertisement, isaac julien, 1987)

dedicated to the memories of mark ashton and lino palmieri

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