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40 Minutes


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Diary of a Frontliner Peter , who's 48, has AIDS - he doesn't expect to live for more than about two years. 40 Minutes installed a video camera in his flat so that, at any time of the day or night, he could record his personal reflections and fears.
With extracts from this moving video diary, the film explores the public and private experience of living with AIDS.
As a member of Frontliners, a group of people with AIDS - Peter is determined to be open about his illness. But in the diary he tells how close friends have cut him off because he has gone public. At 3.00am on the night of the hurricane, unable to sleep, he talks about a friend who's just died of AIDS - Peter has lost 15 friends this year. But with the support of his family and other Frontliners, he faces the future with dignity and humour.
Film editor ANDREW wiLLSMORE Producer SAM ORGAN
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Unknown: Frontliner Peter
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

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