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1.

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)
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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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A Miner's Tale

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Joaquim is a migrant laborer with a junior wife in urban South Africa and a senior wife and family in rural Mozambique. He is torn between his responsibilities for both. He is also torn between his understanding of his HIV infection when visiting his home village after being absent for four years and what traditional society expects of him. Joaquim must make a choice since the elders are adamant that it is his traditional duty to father more children with his wife, but Joachim does not want to infect her.
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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)