Diveena Cooppan

Diveena Cooppan
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Film director, Producer
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

PRODUCER and DIRECTOR Diveena Cooppan, is a filmmaker from Tongaat, South Africa. Inspired by her work in HIV and her friendship with members of the HIV activist community, the idea of POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL (2015, doc, 61mins) was conceived. They recognized the need for a film that challenges the traditional image of AIDS in Africa. A film that not only focuses on HIV but also shares the deeply human story of multifaceted individuals dealing with everyday life challenges in addition to a life threatening disease. So Diveena, formerly an Occupational Therapist working in psychiatry in South Africa and London and a public health practitioner in the US and South Africa, stepped into the world of documentary film making to produce and direct POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL. Diveena is also a veteran professional dancer and is currently based in Washington, DC with her family.


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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