In POSITIVELY + NAKED, photographer Spencer Tunick continues his quest to expose the globe by photographing the 10th anniversary cover for POZ Magazine – an artistic and spiritual look at living long term with HIV and AIDS.
Executive Producer Jennifer Chaiken
Produced and Directed by Arlene Donnelly Nelson and David Nelson
Produced by Helen Hood Scheer
Edited by Jeff Consiglio
Original Score by Miriam Cutler
Nominated, IDA Distinguised Short Film Award, International Documentary Association
Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Short Film, the Newport International Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary Short, at Silverdocs/AFI Discovery Film Festival
Winner, Hugo Awards, Excellence in Television Best Arts/Humanities Documentary
Nominated, Best Short Documentary, Interntional Documentary Association
Shortlisted, Best Short Documentary, Motion Picture Academy, 2005
Positively Naked: Looking at Bodies (and Peeking Into Souls)
“Arlene Donnelly Nelson and David Nelson’s moving 38-minute documentary, to be shown tonight on Cinemax to commemorate World AIDS Day, captures the moment gracefully.
Like a lot of their fellow human beings, some of these men and women are a little apprehensive about revealing their naked bodies to total strangers, not to mention the world. One man says he is much more nervous about showing his distended abdomen (a side effect of medical treatment) than his penis. Many seem nervous at first but soon relax into the equality that nakedness creates. Not surprisingly, one man reports “a sense of camaraderie” in the experience.” ~ Anita Gates, NY Times TV review
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