World Charity Premiere* • I HUGGED THE BERLIN PATIENT
// the first man cured of HIV • 2 DEC 2013 [VIP Tickets]
LIMITED VIP TICKETS COME WITH COCKTAIL RECEPTION • AVAILABLE ONLY AT PEATIX.
[$30 tickets available at Cathay box office]
*Net proceeds will be donated to Action for AIDS Singapore for their programmes on AIDS care, education & advocacy.
"EXCUSE ME, HAVE YOU MET HOPE?"
A spirited cancer survivor from Singapore, EDGAR TANG, plunges into a spontaneous quest to find TIMOTHY RAY BROWN a.k.a. ‘The Berlin Patient— the first man in the world actually cured of HIV.
With his old friend DZUL SUNGIT behind the camera, Edgar embarks on a raw and reflective documentary spanning three continents, retracing the medical marvel's life through his favourite city Berlin, the doctor who cured him, and his friends.
As details emerge about Timothy’s ordeal, beginning with his first risky bone-marrow transplant in 2007, Edgar finds lyrical parallels to his own recovery from Stage III Hodgkins’ Lymphoma that same year. Armed with only his instinct and quirky personality, Edgar fleshes out an illogical plan to travel farther, just to hug the man.
I Hugged The Berlin Patient is an organic journey about chances vs. choices, culminating in a riveting face-to-face meet between the two survivors.
Dir. Edgar Tang & Dzul Sungit | 73 mins | In English & German (with English subtitles)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
Level 5, The Cathay
Level 6, Hall 1: The Grand Cathay
- Venue Address
- THE CATHAY
2 Handy Road Singapore 229233 Singapore