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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:36 pm    Post subject: HOUSE OF NUMBERS - EXCITING NEW AIDS FILM Reply with quote







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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

houseofnumbers.com

From the trailer I gather this could be the best film of it's kind.

The filmmaker is relatively young. Looks like late twenties.



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Canadian‐born director Brent Leung attended Kwantlen University in British Columbia, majoring in psychology. In 1999 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend The Watkins Film School. After three years of cinema study, Brent decided to devote his full attention to investigating the HIV/AIDS phenomenon, which had troubled him since his high school days. The result is his first feature, the documentary, “House of Numbers.”


http://houseofnumbers.com/behind-the-scenes



It would be helpful if he added an Epilogue about Christine Maggiore because of the implications of her death on public opinion. Though I imagine the family would understandably prefer to stay out of the spotlight.

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No Closer to a Cure
A new AIDS documentary leaves us with more questions than answers

HOUSE OF NUMBERS
Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m.
5 Points Theatre

Just prior to the closing credits of Brent Leung’s “House of Numbers,” the famous Arthur Schopenhauer quotation appears on the screen: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” It’s unclear whether the controversial information presented in the documentary will ever be accepted as self-evident, as the German philosopher promised, but it’s sure to face some opposition.

Leung, a self-described product of the first generation to grow up in the era of AIDS, interviews a collection of AIDS experts — from scientists to journalists to people who’ve lived with the disease for decades — to answer questions that have long surrounded this deadly disease. In the end, he draws three bold conclusions: HIV/AIDS tests are at best flawed, and probably inaccurate; doctor-prescribed remedies are deadly in their own right; and global HIV/AIDS statistics have been inflated to the point of absurdity. The audience is left to wonder, “Does HIV even exist? And if it does, does it actually cause AIDS?”

Interviews with passersby from England to Africa make clear that the average person isn’t 100 percent sure what constitutes the difference between HIV and AIDS. More disturbing are myriad experts Leung inter- views — from organizations including UNAIDS and the Centers for Disease Control — who are unable to define exactly what HIV and AIDS really are. There are approximately 12 different definitions of AIDS worldwide, which essentially means a person could be diagnosed positive in one country and not in another. And methods for testing have been discovered to have a large margin for error, especially in many African nations where so-called “rapid” blood tests are used in conjunction with personal information to diagnose patients. For instance, you’re more likely to be diagnosed as being HIV positive if you’ve had unprotected sex, use intravenous drugs or are homosexual. In some instances, posi- tive test results are followed up with nega- tive results, then indeterminate results, then positive results again, leading one expert to wonder aloud, “How can we say HIV causes AIDS when we don’t know if anyone actually has HIV?”

As far as what causes AIDS, some theories presented in the film sound outrageous, at least initially, to members of the generation brought up to regard the disease as a sort of homicidal juggernaut. One doctor asserts that the AIDS epidemic that swept the gay community in the early ’80s was the result of amyl nitrate abuse in the form of “poppers,” which appear to have caused — in conjunction with other behaviors and STDs that weaken the immune system, two of the most prominent indicators of AIDS: pneumocystis pneumonia and Kaposi’s sar- coma. One expert insists that AIDS isn’t a single disease, but rather a bunch of diseases; he claims it’s simply been easier for the public safety PR machine to label it as only one. What actually kills people, the film asserts, are the toxic treatments AIDS patients are given, many of which produce side effects that can be mistaken for symptoms of the disease itself.

Of course, not everyone in the medical community agrees that AIDS and HIV are some grand fallacy. Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology, laughs as he insists, “What can I tell you? It exists.”

Of course, the science of HIV/AIDS can’t be settled in a documentary film, a medium that speaks a dramatic, not clinical language. And the film has already been criticized by some prominent researchers, who labeled it AIDS Denialism and fear it may encourage people at risk of infection to ignore prevention or treatment. But there’s no question that, despite nearly three decades of research, many fundamental questions about AIDS remain. If nothing else, “House of Numbers” may be the genesis of an interesting dialogue.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bri
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From the trailer I gather this could be the best film of it's kind.

The filmmaker is relatively young. Looks like late twenties.


Yep i agree, and a few crucial scenes from
the trailer could be an indicator of how
poignant and fresh his approach is.
When he turns to camera at the testing tent
after the lady answers 'OF COURSE'
to his question whether being gay, black, or a junkie
factors in to positive result. He looks straight to
the AUDIENCE with a 'THATS FUCKED UP' look.
clever intuitive and instantly cuts thru the myth
u need a science fuckin degree to recognise MEDICAL INSANITY LOL.

I also love the ROBOTIC UNCONSCIOUS
response of random joe McPublic, beautifully
illustrating peeps servile thought processes.

I get sick and tired of the constant
focus on whether this retrovirus EXISTS
or not altho i lean heavily on the side
that there is no standard proof of its existence.
but for peeps with no scientific familiarity
it jus seems to deflate the bricks and
mortar of the clear as fuckin daylight fact that the
test is MEDICAL RUSSIAN ROULETTE and if
you are in a risk factor category
instead of one bullet in the barrel
theres three or four.

I loved 'The Other Side of Aids'
but this appears to have a bit more BALLS

There is an energy of
RESILIENCE
&
PERSISTENCE

from this trailer, im feelin it, ya feel me Wink
And its those traits which are prime for a
coming breakdown, economic or otherwise.

THIS IS THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNISTIC TIME

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bri wrote:
houseofnumbers.com

From the trailer I gather this could be the best film of it's kind.




It's available for streaming on Netflix.com

I'm a little let-down on first viewing but I admit
I started skipping around about 1/2 way through.
It seemed to meander, not quite get it's message across.
If I learned anything while watching it's that simplicity
is crucial in this kind of presentation, it's not always
about jamming it in all at once, or playing to an audience.


I plan on watching the film again (---all the way through
without skipping around---) and attempt to keep
the mindset of someone who has never been exposed
to this type of information before.
Unfortunately I'm afraid I might reach the same conclusions.

I still think Brent Leung has a lot of courage for making the film.
I'm just reviewing it as a movie, I have no experience in
this battle, as I said I'm about to watch again...
and I'm curious if anyone else has? Opinions?
Before it's time? Flop? In between?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bri,

Personally i think its succesful to a point.
The interview with Montagnier is great.
The visual evidence of how testing works
was fantastic.

It seems to have opened up alot of minds
judging from facebook and all the comments
from people who seem quite fresh to the info.
Brent Leung has made a difference i think.

I know what u mean by meandering, i found
the first half hour jumpy but as it gets past the
half way mark it starts to tie up pretty well.
Im not sure how long Brent had been open
to the dissident view prior to makin the film.
I can understand that the editing of the film
in itself is a reflection of the process involved
when first delving deeper and deeper in to the science,
history etc. When i was researching this stuff
for the first six months i was going back and back
over stuff, doing a couple of hours a day research.
Your mind can be overloaded with info but as the
dust settles you can see all the components clearly.

Hopefully the next film done, will be by a veteran
or someone with a very clear objective of debunking
all aspects of the hypothesis hiv = aids.
But dissidents have to deal more thoroughly with
the deaths of hiv positives who havent taken
the drugs and died (primarily gay men). There
are some great examples of men who have been
on deaths door with opportunistic infections who have
regained their health and chose not to take the
protease inhibitors whichhave undoubtedly saved
alot of mens lifes temporarily.

Id like to see a film in two parts, one which
deals with the testing, the fraud and corruption
of Gallo and the slaughter of a whole generation by
AZT. Then id like to see a postive second part which
shows the healing aspect, the succeses in the western
world and in AFRICA too. A way forward! that doesnt
need the medical establishments permission. I think
alot of people are tired of the battle and just want a
focus on HEALING.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: NICE Reply with quote

Happy to see a film of this type in a day and age when everything around us is crumbling. I have long held to the notion that HIV was a made up scare tactic. It seems poignant as well that most cases of death from AIDS seemed to have gone away after AZT was discontinued here in America. At the same time the "epidemic" seemed to blossom in Africa when the use of AZT began. Hmm.... Just saying
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.virusmyth.com/aids/continuum/v4n6.pdf
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