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1.

It's My Life

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Zackie Achmat is an AIDS activist who refuses to take anti-retrovirals until they are available in public hospitals and clinics. He leads the court battle against the multi-national drug companies and takes on the South African government for its confusing policies around HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the campaign for affordable treatment, Zackie's provocative position is not one all his friends and colleagues support. When Zackie gets ill, everyone wants to know why he refuses to take the medicines that would let him lead a healthier life. Shot over 5 months, personal and public images are interwoven to provide an intimate look at an internationally profiled defiance campaign and the complexities of its leading figure.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wa 'N Wina: Sincerely Yours--

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Filmmaker Dumisani Phakathi returns to his old neighborhood in Phiri, Soweto and engages with friends to discuss relationships, sex, love, and AIDS. They talk intimately about the realities of the street and choices they have been forced to make. Reveals the gaps between everyday life and the AIDS campaigns that often talk past the very people they are supposed to address.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Simon & I

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The story of Simon Nkoli and his friend, Bev Ditsie, both activists in the anti-apartheid and gay and lesbian liberation movements in South Africa. Their relationship is viewed against the backdrop of intense political activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
4.

Looking for Busi

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This is the story of a fifteen-year old South African girl, Busi, who is an HIV-positive mother. Busi's mother abandoned her when Busi becomes pregnant, even before testing positive for AIDS. Busi is chosen for a mother-to-child drug trial and to be the subject of a documentary. After the documentary airs and exposes that she is HIV-positive, Busi disappears, and the filmmaker and her friend search for her.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Body and Soul

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In South Africa millions of people are in desperate situations because of HIV and AIDS. This film looks at the attitudes of the three main religions (Christianity, Islam and African traditionalist) in South Africa through interviews with people who must interpret and practice religion in terms of the country's realities.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Patience and Pinkie: Mother to Child

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Follows the lives of two pregnant and HIV-positive women fortunate enough to be on a drug trial at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. The film charts the lives of Kholiwe (Patience) and Ntombekaya (Pinkie), who have made friends at the clinic's support group for HIV-positive mothers as they approach the delivery of their babies. It is about their expectations, hopes, and inevitable fears concerning not only the health of their babies, but the trauma around the disclosure of their status to their families and partners as well. It is also about the commitment of the people at the HIV perinatal clinic.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
7.

Eclipse

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"A dreamlike documentary depicting the total blackout of four girls' lives, eclipsed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is a story about four sisters, Lara, Eugenisse, Fátima and Luisa-- the oldest sixteen and the youngest nine. They are AIDS orphans living in the Mozambican town of Chimoio. Their mother died of AIDS and their father disappeared, probably to commit suicide in a nearby place of spirits. The film documents the girls' day-to-day struggle for existence as they try to make ends meet by reselling produce they have bought from the market."--Container.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
8.

A Fighting Spirit

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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.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Imiti Ikula

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Memory is one of the 75,000 street kids in Lusaka, most of them orphans due to the AIDS epidemic. This documentary illustrates that she is streetwise and ready to fight, and yet she has her softer, more vulnerable side. Follows her as she finds a way to watch the solar eclipse, gets her hair braided, cooks, and sings and talks with her friends.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Love in a Time of Sickness

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Khalo Matabane tells friends at dinner about meeting a woman he felt attracted to, then breaking off with her after she disclosed her HIV-positive status. Intercut with Khalo's thoughts about his own protected past and his attitudes to gender roles.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
11.

A Red Ribbon Around My House

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A mother and daughter are in crisis because of their different responses to AIDS. The mother, Pinky, is flamboyant and open about the fact that she is HIV-positive. The daughter, Ntombi, battles to be just like everyone else. Her mother's refusal to be passive in the face of AIDS sets them both apart.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Aluta Continua: The Struggle Continues

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An HIV-positive group from Khaleyitscha, Cape Town make short films to show at public venues like taxi ranks and shopping malls in Cape Town's townships. They are present at these screenings, in which they strive to disclose their status, discuss HIV and AIDS issues, and clear up audience misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. Shows portions of the filming and the films themselves, interspersed with group members discussing their lives.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Heavy Traffic

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The increasing number of deaths attributed to AIDS has affected many areas of life in Soweto, South Africa. This documentary examines the impact of these deaths upon the funeral industry of South Africa.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
14.

House of Love

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This film explores the lives of sex-workers in the small Namibian harbor of Walvis Bay. The women are dependent for the business on the brief visits of foreign shipping trawlers. They give insights into the choices they have made and why they have made them. Their conflicts center around notions of love, sex, sin, and redemption, while the threat of HIV/AIDS exists only in the background.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Master Positive

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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 d [...]
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Guilty

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Guilty dramatizes the HIV-related issues of blame, trust and responsibility, and examines preconceptions concerning high-risk groups and how these assumptions not only lead to denial but can further stigmatize HIV. Follows Meg, a white woman, who is making a film about the spread of HIV in underdeveloped areas.; The moment features men and women from different backgrounds who share their most personal thoughts about courtship and sexual behavior. The discuss the six stages of seduction: the moment you meet, the moment you connect, the moment you seduce, the moment you kiss, the moment you take your clothes off, and the moment before penetration. A caption asks us: at which moment do you decide to use a condom?
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Dreams of the Good Life

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In Dreams of the good life, five South African women talk about life, love and how their dreams for the future have changed since they have found out they are HIV positive. The women now examine their relationships with men more openly than ever before.; Gotta give is a music video for a song that encourages young women to take control of their sexual relationships.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Ndodii?: What Shall I Do?

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Ndodii is set in a remote village in Zimbabwe; it dramatizes the impact of HIV/AIDS on the traditional practice of wife inheritance. Village elders instruct MaMoyo, an HIV-positive widow, to choose a new husband. Faced with being ostracized and blamed for her husband's death, she must decide whether or not to break the tradition.; Big balls: two carpenters, one black, one white, have a crude conversation in a dusty workshop as they construct a coffin. As their blunt banter, heavy with innuendo, continues we discover that all the women these two have slept with have died.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Ho Ea Rona: We Are Going Forward

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Ho ea rona is about three friends who meet and reminisce about the past. Thabiso was a national boxer; Thabo, known to his friends as Kwasa Kwasa, is a disc jockey at a local radio station; Bimbo, is an intellectual and a man of short sentences. All three are HIV-positive. They reflect on their lives, cry, express regret, but also laugh.; Tsoga presents the story about a community confronting a terrible dilemma after 70% of the students of a highly productive community school test positive for HIV. Joyce, who has been positive since she was raped as a school girl seven years ago, talks about discrimination at schools which leads to students dropping out.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Let's Talk About It

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Let's talk about it examines the attitudes of young people in Cape Town towards HIV and AIDS, and the challenges they face in practicing safer sex.; Dispel your attitudes follows Philiswa, and HIV-positive activist, who discusses the virus during a crowded taxi ride to meet a man who is afraid to disclose his HIV-positive status. She meets the man and they discuss his fears.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)