Staying Alive: Jean-Claude Schlim

Since graduating from Paris film school in 1988, Jean-Claude Schlim has been working as line producer and executive producer on various international productions in Luxembourg. In 2003 he started writing the first screenplay for “House of Boys”. Released 6 years later, it won the Luxembourg Filmprize for Best Movie, as well as Category Prizes for Photography and Art Direction. It has since been critically acclaimed around the world. Jean-Claude is a member of the National Aids Committee and the author of two charity publications. In 2012 he presented the media campaign “Stop Serohobia” for the Luxembourgish Ministry of Health. « Courage » has been one of the words often used by reviewers around the world to charactarize Jean-Claude’s gay and lesbian cult movie « House of Boys ». There were certainly some brave moments or images, but does it really come down to courage, when one simply writes and produces a movie about AIDS ? Why do we have to keep struggling for the memory of a disease, that has always been connected with shame? In this moving speech, Jean-Claude looks back at of over 20 years of living with AIDS. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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