Travis

A child born with AIDS struggles to survive and pursue a happy life.

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Premiere Date
December 1, 1998
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1998 Eastman Kodak Award, DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival -First Place
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    1998 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival -Documentary Film Award, Best Health Awareness Documentary
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    1999 Peabody Awards-George Foster Peabody Award
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    1999 Christopher Awards-Christopher Award - Writing
  • Producer

    Richard Kotuk

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    The Film

    When we meet Travis Jefferies he is six years old and living with full-blown AIDS. His strong spirit, generous smile, and outgoing personality are belied by the pain and isolation forced upon him by his condition. Poignant and painfully honest, Travis documents the complex life of a vital child born with a terminal disease who, with the help of experimental drug therapy and his grandmother's love and support, struggles to survive and pursue a happy life.

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