Item Details

A Fighting Spirit [videorecording]

director, Leo Phiri ; producer, Nakai Matema ; ICE Films
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Zimbabwean middle-weight boxing champion, Gilbert Josamu, discovered he was HIV positive at the height of his career. Many in Zimbabwean society view HIV/AIDS as a disease for white homosexuals. Although feeling conflicted about endangering his opponents, Josamu forged his medical certificate and continued to fight. A few months before he died, he confessed to having lived with HIV for 14 years. This confession was followed by public outrage. Josamu formed an AIDS support group to help him and others deal with public perceptions of people living with HIV. He also embarked on a public campaign to encourage people to disclose their positive status.
Director
Leo Phiri
Release Date
2001
Run Time
28 min.
Language
In English and Shona with English subtitles
Notes
  • Videocassette release of a 2001 production.
  • Letterboxed.
  • "Ice Films."
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. 10]
Steps for the Future (Series) ; 10
Credits
Camera, Michael Schlömer ; editor, Jari Heikkinen ; music, Keith Farquharson.
Published
[South Burlington, Vt.] : California Newsreel, [2001?]
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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