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3 Short Films by Marlon T. Riggs
A compilation of 3 works by pioneering filmmaker Marlon Riggs addressing issues of black gay male identity and confronting HIV/AIDS. Marlon Riggs died with HIV/AIDS in 1994 and was dedicated to confronting the urgency of the AIDS epidemic in African…
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Thing With No Name - The Story of HIV Positive Women in South Africa
This film provides an unprecedented, intimate glimpse into the traditional life of a rapidly changing culture. The story follows Danisile and Ntombeleni, two women with full-blown AIDS as they attempt to access recently introduced antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through the public…
A Closer Walk
A Closer Walk is the first film to depict humankind's confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. The film's director and producer, Robert Bilheimer, is an Academy Award nominee for his film Cry of Reason, a profile of the South African…
AIDS in Africa, WHY?
Key Topics HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa Effects of poverty in Africa Effects of structural adjustment in Africa Swaziland 70% of the world's HIV infections occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Swaziland, for example, has the highest HIV infection rate in the world.…
Protection: Masculinity & Condom Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
HIV/AIDS has ravaged entire populations in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet educational efforts to prevent the acceleration of the epidemic continue to clash with traditional cultural attitudes that view protected sex as unmanly. Protection provides a fascinating look at the origins of…
Tapestries of Hope
"Tapestries of Hope is a powerful film that exposes the ongoing rape of young women in Zimbabwe by men infected with AIDS, and profiles an organization working to protect and empower abused young girls in the country.
These Are Our Children
These Are Our Children reveals how the devastating effects of poverty, HIV/AIDs, and violence on Kenyan children are successfully being reduced through grassroots interventions. Over 300,000 children live on the streets Nairobi, stealing, begging, and prostituting themselves for food and…
Miss HIV: Overcoming AIDS in Africa
AIDS is the leading killer of people under 60 in the world today, most in sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike any other film on AIDS, Miss HIV explores the battle over international HIV/AIDS policy and its impact. The film also highlights how…
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State of Denial
South Africa maintains its records for the highest number of HIV+ people in the world. STATE OF DENIAL puts a human face on the millions affected and introduces us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. By the…