Item Details

Master Positive [videorecording]

director & editor, Kelly Kowalski. Not afraid / directed by Carla Hoffmann ; produced by Mubasen Film & Video Productions
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Master Positive tells the story of an HIV-positive Namibian coffin maker, Simon Elago. Follows Simon as he constructs a prototype papier-mache coffin and makes his first sale. Simon strives through humor and a positive outlook to overcome the social and personal consequences of the virus.
Not afraid tells the story of Cathy from Namibia, who is 36 and has four children. During her second marriage, she got pregnant four times but lost the baby on each occasion. During her fourth pregnancy she took an HIV test, and was told that she was HIV-positive as she was going into labor. Not only was she informed insensitively at an inappropriate moment with no counseling, she also received no special care for the delivery of her child. Born prematurely, her baby had to remain in hospital but did not survive. Cathy now counsels HIV-positive people.
Director
Kelly Kowalski; Carla Hoffmann
Release Date
2001
Run Time
17 min.
Language
In English and Nama, with English subtitles
Notes
  • Videocassette release of 2001 productions.
  • Master Positive is 10 min. long; Not afraid is 7 minutes long.
Variant Title
Title on cassette label: Master positive and Not afraid
Related Title
Not afraid.
Local Notes
Public Performance rights are included with institutional purchase. (3/19/12)
Series
Steps for the Future
Steps for the Future (Series)
Series Statement
Steps for the future ; [v. 17]
Steps for the Future (Series) ; 17
Published
[South Burlington, Vt.] : California Newsreel, [2001?]
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videocassette (17 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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