Five years in the making, After 82 looks back over these years using first-hand personal accounts from the people who were affected and those people and organisations that were, and still are, there to support them. What makes this documentary unique is that for many, this is the first time they have ever spoken publicly about what really happened.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Living through the AIDS pandemic was like living through a war.’
Jonathan Blake: ‘That was it, I was going to commit suicide.’
Lord Norman Fowler: ‘The ward was full of young men dying of AIDS and there was nothing we could do about it.’
The film is directed/produced both by Steve Keeble and Ben Lord and was made over a five-year period and narrated by Dominic West.
It is their first feature film.
Steve Keeble is a film-maker. He studied BA (Hons) Film Production at London Southbank University.
He previously worked as occasional actor and appeared in EastEnders (BBC) and Holby City (BBC).
Ben Lord studied BA (Hons) Film Studies at London Southbank University. He is a film-maker/writer and
photographer. Ben wrote a play called Voice, which is based on the documentary After 82 and was performed
at ImmerCity Theatre. He has also worked as casting director and location manager. His previous work
includes EastEnders (BBC), New Tricks (BBC) and Holby City (BBC).
Following the film we will be hosting a Q & A with both film makers Steve Keeble and Ben Lord. We are also lucky to have available to answer any questions about the early days is Jonathan Blake, actor and was a member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. He was diagnosed with HIV in the early 1980s. The BAFTA award-winning actor Dominic West portrayed Jonathan in the film Pride.
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