Explore two powerful films about women and the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS
NOTHING WITHOUT US: The Women Who Will End AIDS
A film by Harriet Hirshorn
NOTHING WITHOUT US, which recently had its World Premiere at DOC NYC, tells the story of the vital role that women have played - and continue to play - in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, NOTHING WITHOUT US is a critical look at the remarkable women who have saved countless lives and who have the answers to ending this 30-year old pandemic.Read more>>
WILHEMINA'S WAR, which aired on PBS's Independent Lens this past year, tells the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in helping her granddaughter survive the health risks and social stigma of living with HIV in the South, where HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among black women. The film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity
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COMING SOON: An updated DIANA'S HAIR EGO by Ellen Spiro and Cheryl Dunye (THE WATERMELON WOMAN) premiering tonight at the Whitney Museum as part of a Visual AIDS Day program: Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings.
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