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The Resource AIDS in Africa, by Roger Pyke Productions in Co-production with The National Film Board Of Canada, (electronic resource)

AIDS in Africa, by Roger Pyke Productions in Co-production with The National Film Board Of Canada, (electronic resource)

Label
AIDS in Africa
Title
AIDS in Africa
Statement of responsibility
by Roger Pyke Productions in Co-production with The National Film Board Of Canada
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This compelling documentary reports on the AIDS crisis throughout Africa. The disease is especially rampant in Central Africa. Unlike Europe and the United States, where 90% of AIDS victims are homosexuals, drug abusers and hemophiliacs, in Africa the disease cuts across the entire population, affecting men and women of reproductive age and their children. The health crisis is striking a continent already wracked by underdevelopment, civil strife and corruption. There are therefore huge economic and cultural obstacles to prevention efforts. In its investigation, the film takes viewers to remote and previously off-limits locations in Uganda, Zaire, the Ivory Coast, Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa and several other countries. It is obvious that the crisis in Africa has global ramifications. If the disease is to be checked, it must be by dealing with the poverty, sexual mores and illiteracy that underly its spread. For example, if the most effective means to prevent infection is through the use of condoms, the poor in Africa simply have no access to them. The film gives voice to the Africans themselves who, with courage and dignity, face an uncertain future
Awards note
  • African Studies Association, 1993
  • American Public Health Association, 1992
  • First Place, Gold Award, John Muir Medical Film Festival, 1990
  • Silver Award, New York International Festival, 1991
  • Society for Visual Anthropology, 1995
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Roger Pyke Productions
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
Target audience
general
Label
AIDS in Africa, by Roger Pyke Productions in Co-production with The National Film Board Of Canada, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1652529
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652529/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211144
  • (OCoLC)747798823
Video recording format
other
Label
AIDS in Africa, by Roger Pyke Productions in Co-production with The National Film Board Of Canada, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1652529
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652529/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211144
  • (OCoLC)747798823
Video recording format
other

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