A national hero turns public enemy when he confesses his secret. Gilbert Josamu, Zimbabwean middle-weight boxing champion, discovered he was HIV positive at the height of his boxing career. Living in a society where HIV/AIDS is taboo, Josamu decided to pursue his career without disclosing his status.
Just months before his death, he confessed to living with HIV for 14 years. Thus began his toughest battle yet- the battle for acceptance.
Joachim is a migrant laborer who is torn between his responsibilities to his junior wife in South Africa and his senior wife in Mozambique. His elders insist he must do his traditional duties and give his wives more children but, knowing his HIV status, he must make a choice. What will he choose?
A mother and daughter clash because of their different responses to AIDS. Pinky, flamboyant and loud, lets everyone know she is HIV positive. Ntombi, her daughter, just wants to be like everyone else. The two women disagree, but Pinky makes no apologies for her desire to live positively. Living, after all, is what she does best.
Malnutrition, poor sanitation and hygiene, and HIV are some of the factors that affect child survival. In this informative documentary, we see the efforts made by UNICEF, NGOs, community leaders and health workers in an attempt to save Africa’s Child.
Thabo, Thabiso and Moalosi are young, urban Basotho men on a mission. They travel with a mobile cinema unit through the mountains of Lesotho, screening their film to remote communities. Part of a small group of Basotho people who live openly with the virus, these men open up about their situation in a way that is brave and honest.
Club Risky Business is a 10-part drama that follows the lives of three male friends as they meet at Club Risky Business and exchange stories about their relationships.
The first character, David, is a rich businessman in his early 40s with a wife and three children. He cannot communicate his sexual dissatisfaction to his wife and so seeks comfort and distraction with three other women, including a co-worker and a college student. Sachi, in his late 30s, is a middle-income civil servant with an infertile wife and a girlfriend who is the mother of his one-year-old son; he loves both women. The third character is Charlie Lucky. A "player" in his late 20s, he is single with many girlfriends; he had a relative who died of AIDS and now uses condoms during every sexual encounter.
Five women talk about life, love and how their dreams for the future have changed since finding out that they are HIV positive. This is a film about laughter, fear and the solace of sharing. This is a film about HIV and women.
Amina, a young Swahili girl, is forced by her greedy father to marry a rich, HIV-positive old man. Though she dreams of getting an education, she must leave school to care for her sick husband. Fimbo ya Baba shows the plight of young women in rural Tanzania and the socio-cultural norms and practices that affect their lives so deeply.
Fimbo ya Baba is the first rural film produced by the Pangani-based NGO UZIKWASA (And the first film shot in rural Pangani with local resources) in collaboration with Dr. Augustin Hatar of the University of Dar es Salaam, and Nkwabi Nghangasamala of the Bagamoyo College of Arts. It was directed by Chande Omar, who is also the director of Television Zanzibar.
Four friends are HIV positive. Thabiso was a national boxer; Thabo is a DJ; Bombo is an intellectual; and Moalosi an AIDS activist. They meet to reflect on their lives, to cry, to reminisce- but also, most importantly, to laugh.
All is well for Suna. He has a great job, a growing family, and a nice girlfriend. But everything changes when his newborn son is diagnosed with HIV. It’s not easy, but neighbors and coworkers learn to become allies, instead of enemies in the battle for life.