In conjunction with PS 98T, Comparative Responses to AIDS in Africa, the UCLA community and the general public are invited to watch a series of documentary films about the AIDS pandemic in Africa. The film this week is "I Am Because We Are."
I Am Because We Are (2008, 90 minutes)
In Malawi, a country of over 12 million people, many children are without parents and are orphans due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This film attempts to explore what is going on in the heads and hearts of these orphans, and to explore what the future holds for them. The filmmakers follow life stories of children and the parents who have died, exploring all sides of the dilemma, from responsibility to victim mentality.
Future screenings will include:
Miss HIV (2007, 88 minutes)
Thursday, February 25 from 5 – 7 PM, Haines Hall A25
Miss HIV explores the international collision of HIV/AIDS policies while following the journey of two HIV-positive women who enter the Miss HIV contest in Botswana. Filmed across Africa and at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, this explosive ethnographic film shares both sides of an ideology struggle. The film offers a unique view backstage at the Miss HIV Pageant and reveals what is happening in the war against a virus that is now the leading killer of people under 60 in the world. www.misshiv.com
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA AIDS Institute.
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