‘Nonexistent? We Exist!’ is a documentary film about the communities of people living with HIV in Russia. It tells the story of how the members of the most vulnerable communities affected by the HIV epidemic, such as drug users, sex workers, and LGBTQ people, struggle for survival and dignity in a hostile cultural and political environment.
Drugreporter Video Advocacy Network
The network is a group of video activists engaged in advocating for drug policy reform and harm reduction development all around the world. The network is coordinated by the Rights Reporter Foundation, with the aim of strengthening collaboration and sharing information and resources between members. Some of the network members are people who have been given training in video advocacy by members of the Foundation; others joined the group based on their similar interests and goals. We produce movies together by sharing information and footage. The Rights Reporter Foundation supports its members with funding to produce videos. Currently there are 30 members of the network from 18 countries. Movies produced by the network members either by our support or in cooperation, can be watched below:
Watch Xenia Grubstein’s documentary trilogy inspired by the life of Colombian coca growers both amidst the recent peace talks and afterwards.
On the occasion of the Global Day of Action of the Suport. Don’t Punish campaign, during Pride month, Re Generation organised a screening of the film “Chem-Sex and the city” in Belgrade. The film was produced with the support of the Drugreporter Video Advocacy Network. Watch the video and read Irena Molnar’s report!
This movie follows Sithu Min Than, a young man from Kachin State in Myanmar, struggling to recover with the help of opiate substitution treatment.
This movie, screened at the International Harm Reduction Film Festival in Porto, depicts how a peer support worker, Colin, works with Aboriginal men in a remote Australian location.
This short movie, produced by a member of our video advocacy network, gives an insight into overdose prevention in a small Southern-Eastern European country, Montenegro.
In Delhi, under the skin of the city, there is a hidden population of women who inject drugs. A movie directed by a member of our video advocacy network, Mehrdad Qafarian.
The Rights Reporter Foundation, with the support of the International Drug Policy Consortium and the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund (RCNF), organised Video Advocacy Training in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn about the training through the participants’ own words.
A new movie produced by the alumni of our video training, tells the story of Petr, a 50 years old man from Prague, who lost his leg, his has no home, no job – but his has now hope to change his life with the help of opiate substitution treatment.
Drugreporter and Harm Reduction International co-organises the International Harm Reduction Film Festival next week in Porto, sponsored by Elton John AIDS Fund. There is an incredibly strong selection of movies – browse the programme and watch some trailers below!