Humanizing is Destigmatizing

HIV Documentary Screenings:

Don't Define Me

The full film screen took place at University of Rochester Medical Center as apart of CFAR World AIDS Day 2018.

When: Monday, November 30th 2018, 1:30PM-2:00PM

Where: University of Rochester Medical Center, Class of '62 Auditorium


The full film screen took place at DOC NYC as apart of the Shorts Program. 

Learn More about it here.

When: Monday, November 12th 2018, 5PM

Where: Cinepolis Chelsea, 260 W 3rd St., New York, NY 10011


The full film screen took place at the Image Out: The Rochester LGBT Film Fesitval.

Learn more about it here.

When: Saturday, October 6th 2018 at 11:30AM

Where: Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., Rochester, NY  14607


The full film screen took place at the One Take Film Festival as apart of the Shorts Program.

When: Saturday, April 21st 2018, at 10:30am 

Where: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

Past Events

Destigmatizing HIV Event Party - March 2018

This event was in celebration of Charmaine Wheatley's portraits destigmatizing HIV! It was held at Arbor Loft in Rochester, NY on March 15, 2018. 


Thank you so much to: Tim Tompkins of Tompkins Realty, Peter Mohr and Bachelor 4M, Bill Valenti and Trillium Health, Victory Alliance, Gilead, Home Leasing, EPIC10, Equal Grounds, and Evergreen Health.


Also thanks to: Cathy Bunce, Stephen Dewhurst, Logan Hamilton, Crystal Lee, Agathi, Amanda and so many more! 


Photography by Matt Ulakovich.

This documentary follows artist Charmaine Wheatley in her work to capture the portrais of those diagnosed with HIV. Her works celebrates their lives through painting portraits. Directed by Don Casper. Produced by EPIC10. Check out the trailer below!

University of Rochester Medical Center: Miner Library