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Desert Migration (Episode #1201H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

Gay men living long-term with HIV have sought out an oasis in Southern California's Palm Springs, where both their homosexuality and health condition is not just tolerated, but understood. They represent a huge number of people who migrated to this desert community burdened with memories of watching their friends die, all believing that a similar fate would befall them. Over the course of a single on-screen 'day,' we observe a group of men as they work, eat, sleep, love, recuperate and grieve. Their stories reflect on subjects that relate to all of us: How do we approach aging and the notion of mortality? What gives us will to create, to achieve, and even to live at all, as our bodies and minds deteriorate?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 -- 4:00 AM
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