A Story About Life, Love And Friendship In The Age Of HIV 

Five unlikely friends defy expectations by living with HIV for over 15 years. Through the prism of their friendship, the film explores the struggle of living with HIV in an ever-changing South Africa. Positively Beautiful is a universal story of triumph, and of friendship’s powerful ability to help overcome life’s greatest challenges.

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SCREENING NEWS: Positively Beautiful is selected to screen at the Toronto South African Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Positively Beautiful will play on Saturday, 14 October 2017. For tickets and more details click here.

NEWS: Positively Beautiful at the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific

Pearson College (B.C, Canada) hosted a screening of Positively Beautiful in early August with alumni from around the world. The discussion was expertly moderated by Dr. Heidi Haugen from the University of Oslo, Norway. Dr. Takeshi Nishijima, an Infectious Disease Specialist from the Japanese Ministry of Health presented on the Global HIV Epidemic. PB Director, Diveena Cooppan and Dr. Nishijima participated in a great discussion with the alumni audience. Thank you to everyone who attended the screening and to Heather Bailey and Luisa Vasquez for organizing the event.

NEWS: Positively Beautiful at Boston University

Diveena Cooppan, Director of Positively Beautiful, will be presenting at Boston University’s Global Health Storytelling Event – Ending AIDS: The Politics of Possibility.

This event is made possible by a collaboration between Boston University College of Communication, Boston University School of Public Health, the Center for Global Health and Development, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Screening: The Department of Global Health will screen Positively Beautiful on Tuesday, March 21, followed by a discussion with Cooppan.

NEWS: Positively Beautiful at the Vancouver International Film Centre


Sunday, 5 March 2017, at 4pm. Diveena Cooppan (Director) will join via skype for Q&A.   More Details…

NEWS:  International Business Times Film Review

“They fight for the recognition of their rights and show courage when disclosing their status to the world. At the same time, they inspire others to join the fight against HIV.”

Director, Diveena Cooppan, was interviewed by the International Business Times for an article on HIV ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December 2016. Click here for the full article.


The Global Health Film Festival is a two-day festival at the Barbican, Europe’s largest arts venue, that brings together health advocates, filmmakers, journalists and the general public to experience a mix of feature films, premieres, short films, expert Q&A sessions, virtual reality installations and expert workshops in film and other media for global health advocacy. Diveena Cooppan, the Director of Positively Beautiful will be at the screening on 11 November 2016.

For more details about the Global Health Film Festival Program click here.