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Epic, Painful, Long, Scary

Epic, Painful, Long, Scary is the story of 19-year-old African-Australian twins. The twins hardly remember their mother and father, who both died from AIDS-related illnesses when the boys were just toddlers.

2006 / Julie Kimberly / Street Stories, ABC, Australia

Epic, Painful, Long, Scary is the story of 19-year-old African-Australian twins. The twins hardly remember their mother and father, who both died from AIDS-related illnesses when the boys were just toddlers.

They were adopted by their parents' friend Susanne, who was with the family when the children were tested for the virus. As fate would have it, one of boys was found to be HIV-positive, the other perfectly healthy. In this documentary the twins share their fears, hopes, and secrets about growing up together with this reality between them.


produced by

Julie Kimberly

In 2000, after travelling the world for four years, Julie Kimberly's friend mentioned that there was a job opening at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation/ABC.


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