Our mission with these films is to take viewers well beyond the stereotypical images of AIDS in Africa. By documenting intimate moments in the day to day lives of people living with HIV; orphans being raised by an elder sibling; young people who use performance and poetry to educate their peers; sex workers who teach each other and their clients about condom use; and professional caregivers and advocates who volunteer their time – we hope to inspire Ethiopians and others across the world to get involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, act with greater compassion, and take part in the struggle for social justice and human dignity.

A compilation VHS set of the five films is being distributed throughout Ethiopia to more than 200 nonprofit and neighborhood groups, which will use the films in their work to raise awareness and mobilize involvement in HIV prevention and care.

A DVD that includes the five films is being distrubted to Ethiopian community groups and HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives across North America. Research shows that African immigrants are at high risk for HIV/AIDS, and yet few prevention programs are tailoring their outreach to reach these communities. Outreach to Ethiopian associations, public access television stations, and health providers throughout the Diaspora is supporting the use of the films as educational and advocacy tools.

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