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1.

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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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)
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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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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)
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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)
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The Ball

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The ball tells the the story of Mozambican children who use condoms to make soccer balls. In a dramatization, a man confronts them and accuses them of stealing his condoms. This story illustrates that many people are not using condoms for safer sex, despite their availability.; The sky in her eyes tells the story of a young girl in KwaZulu-Natal struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother from AIDS. A young boy befriends her and allows her to attach a drawing of her mother to his kite.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)