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Sorious Samura presents Living with AIDS at LSE

Award wining director Sorious Samura will present a screening of his film Living With AIDS on Friday 10 March at LSE.

Living with AIDS is one of the most powerful films ever made about the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Its director, Sorious Samura, will present the film and participate in a discussion on the points he raises after its screening. Professor Tony Barnett, Economic and Social Research Council Professorial Research Fellow at LSE and director of LSEAIDS, will introduce Samura and chair the discussion.

Sorious Samura is a filmmaker of international renown whose documentaries have been recognised worldwide, both for the courage of their photographic journalism and the impact of their message. His debut documentary Cry Freetown was a brutal and gripping portrayal of atrocities committed during Sierra Leone's civil war. This was followed last year when Samura first reported on the plight of refugees being sexually abused by aid workers in Guinea. Samura's films have won many prestigious awards including: a BAFTA, two Emmy Awards, and three Amnesty International Media Awards.

This event is part of the DESTIN seminar series and also of the LSEAIDS DFID HIV/AIDS Public Lecture Series.

Living With AIDS is on Friday 10 March at 4.30-6pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

17 February 2006

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