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Pascal Obispo, Christophe Dechavannes, Line Renault… Behind the scenes of Sidaction’s 30th anniversary celebrations

Evening in April 1994. The television program is broadcast into French homes for more than six hours live on seven channels simultaneously. We warn of a “war against the virus,” a disease that is still little known and marked by enormous taboo. The next day, no one could deny the existence of HIV. “Together Against AIDS”: Associations, researchers, patients, artists and community leaders will come together for a charity evening that will become Sidaction’s annual meeting. This is the birth of combat.

It lasted thirty years and was carried by a woman. “It was yesterday,” recalls Line Renaud, who, at almost 96 years old, accompanied from afar, through the screen, the artists present at the anniversary evening, organized on March 14 and broadcast this Saturday on France 2. If the performances were related In connection with With the emotion of the holiday, Muriel Robin wanted to remind us that “celebrate” is not the right word “for a birthday we would rather never celebrate.”

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Source: Le Parisien

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