‘Film Screening: RUINS Chronicle of an HIV witch hunt by Director Zoe Mavroudi
Friday 18th October 12pm – 2pm Room B34 Main Building Birkbeck College
RUINS is a documentary by about a shocking case of HIV criminalization in Greece. It tells the story of the persecution of HIV-positive women who were detained by the Hellenic Police, forcibly tested, charged with a felony, imprisoned and publicly exposed, when their mug shots and personal data were published in the media in the run-up to the countrys 2012 national elections.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Matthew Weait (Birkbeck) (Chair), Zoe Mavroudi (Director), Afroditi Koukoutsaki (Panteion University, Athens) (tbc), Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL) (tbc), Edwin Bernard (HIV Justice Network), Evi Boukli (Birkbeck), Sophie Strachan (Positively UK).