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AIDS iceberg.

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A television advertisement warning people of AIDS and encouraging them to read the government-produced leaflet, 'AIDS Don't Die of Ignorance'.


UK, 1987.

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1 encoded moving image (43 sec.) : sound, color.



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Crown copyright, managed by BFI.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales

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In English

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Segment 1 An iceberg is seen. Text overlays it reading, 'There is now a deadly virus. Anyone can catch it from sex with an infected person. Man or woman. So far it's been confined to small groups but it's spreading and unless we act now it's going to get much, much worse'. The iceberg is seen from underwater. It has 'AIDS' carved into the side of it. The government leaflet, 'AIDS Don't Die of Ignorance' is shown with the caption, 'Read this leaflet, it could change your life'. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:00:43:21 Length: 00:00:43:21



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