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25 cassette series, 2002, Lesotho / Mozambique / Namibia / South Africa / Zambia / Zimbabwe
Series Producer: Don Edkins, Day Zero Film and Video
in English and multiple African Languages with English subtitles
DISCONTINUED visit www.steps.co.za for more information about this series.

A 25 VHS cassette series or individually by selecting one of the titles below.

Volume 1: Wa 'N Wina
Volume 2: Simon and I
Volume 3: Looking for Busi
Volume 4: Body and Soul
Volume 5: Night Stop
Volume 6: Dancing on the Edge
Volume 7: A Miner's Tale
Volume 8: Mother to Child
Volume 9: Eclipse
Volume 10: A Fighting Spirit
Volume 11: Imiti Ikula
Volume 12: Love in a Time of Sickness
Volume 13: A Red Ribbon Around My House
Volume 14: A Luta Continua
Volume 15: Heavy Traffic
Volume 16: House of Love
Volume 17: Master Positive and Not Afraid
Volume 18: Guilty and The Moment
Volume 19: Dreams of a Good Life and Gotta Give
Volume 20: Ndodii and Big Balls
Volume 21: Ho Ea Rona and Tsoga
Volume 22: Let's Talk About It and Dispel Your Attitudes
Volume 23: That's Me and Choose Life
Volume 24: The Ball and The Sky in Her Eyes
Volume 25: True Friends

Southern Africa is the new center of the global AIDS crisis and it is spreading faster there than anywhere else. South Africa is the country with the largest number of HIV+ people in the world causing a drop in overall life expectancy, devastation and a drain on communities for years to come.

From a special collaboration between filmmakers from Southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Angola, Lesotho) and broadcasters from the North (Finland, Canada, Denmark, France) comes a unique collection of 33 films (in 25 cassettes). Steps for the Future presents how individuals are coping with their lives and how societies are having to change under the impact of HIV/AIDS through stories that are positive, provocative, humorous and brave. Funds generated from the project will be used in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness through distribution of the films, further training of emerging filmmakers, and social programs in Southern Africa.

The films examine a myriad of subjects: AIDS activism, religion, sexuality, mother-to-child transmission, migrant workers, gay rights, AIDS orphans and sex workers. The collection also features a variety of genres and styles: documentaries, investigative stories, short fiction, experimental films, music videos and public service announcements. Several of the films have won prizes at international film festivals, have been broadcast throughout Europe, Canada and Southern Africa, as well as been exhibited in community settings and the remotest rural areas.

This special collection presents how the region's people are living with HIV, not dying from AIDS. Steps for the Future should be of interest to those working in African Studies, Public Health and Health Education, Women's and Gender Studies, Anthropology, Human Rights and Cinema Studies.

Find out more about AIDS in Southern Africa at Treatment Action Campaign online - www.tac.org.za
?The Steps for the Future project offers a profound example of the steps which a future applied visual anthropology should follow. The thoughtfulness and care with which these crucial interventions were made and then evaluated was essential for their success and an inspiring model for those in anthropology who will follow.?
Society for Visual Anhropology, American Anthropological Association
?The Rockie Awards honors Steps for the Future and the filmmakers of Southern Africa for their vision, their professionalism and their bravery in creating this extraordinary collection of films . . . It is an inspiration to the world.?
Banff 2002 Television Festival
?Steps for the Future is that rare combination of social activism and good story telling. I have used it with great success in anthropology classes to show life in southern Africa and filmmaking classes to show different narrative techniques.?
Carol Hermer, University of Washington


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