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Watch the Vegas 2 Venice HiV online documentary premiere

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

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Two campaigners have embarged on an epic 3,000 mile journey covering 10 countries in eight days to raise awareness of HiV - and tonight you can find out how it all went in a special online documentary premiere.

Jamie Hay and Joe Griffiths are the men behind the inspiring Vegas to Venice project which saw them travel from Ross-on-Wye (dubbed locally as Ross Vegas) to Venice to find out about HiV and Aids around Europe.

On the way they filmed a four part documentary exploring how different countries and cultures address HiV to raise awareness of the condition and to raise money for the Arms Around The Child

charity.

Sponsored by Gloucester based web firm Fasthosts Internet the pair said they "hoped to discover what difference HIV treatment is making to people’s lives and came back with an amazing story."

"We headed to Europe in search of the passions of those affected by HIV/AIDS and what access to HIV treatment means for the people we met," said Joe.

"We want to celebrate their talents and ambitions to highlight what makes us the same rather than what makes us different.

"The end result is an inventive, professionally filmed, 4-part documentary web series which takes you on a crazy ride by getting to know the people affected by this disease in lots of different countries and cultures.

"The eight day round trip began and ended in our hometown of Ross-on-Wye and the route was just over 3,000 miles along which we visited Paris, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Venice, Milan, Interlaken, Bruges and many other famous cities.

"We spoke to those affected, HIV activists, documentary makers, and those helping develop HIV treatment."

On Wednesday 28th November at 9pm they will be releasing the online premiere of the resulting documentary – vegas2venice (A positive HIV story).

Their plans for their future include travelling to every country in the world in the next three to five years, ending up in Vegas. As well as to produce a children’s book and premier their film at global film festivals.

To subscribe to watch the documentary visit the vegas2vegas subscription page

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  • Lecorche  |  November 29 2012, 11:09AM

    You will hear more soon,Spanner25. It's increasing dramatically,especially among homosexuals who think it won't happen to them.

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  • spanner25  |  November 29 2012, 7:29AM

    It's a good thing someone is finally doing something to make people aware of HIV. I for one had never heard of it before this.

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