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The Battle of amfAR: The Quest for an AIDS CureĀ 
The Battle of amfAR presents the little-known story of how in the early days of the AIDS pandemic an unlikely alliance between a celebrity and a scientist helped changed the public perception of the disease and led to the search for a cure. Hollywood superstar Elizabeth Taylor and Sloan-Kettering research…
Not My Life - The Global Impact of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an…
State of Denial
South Africa is the country with the highest number of HIV+ people in the world. "State of Denial" puts a human face on the millions affected by introducing us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. By the year 2000, an estimated 4.2 million people in South Africa…
The Last One: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt
The Last One presents an updated history of the AIDS epidemic in America through the story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The film traces how what at first was labeled a "gay disease" now disproportionately impacts the African American community, including women and youth. In the 1980s, as AIDS ravaged…
Miss HIV: Overcoming AIDS in Africa
AIDS is the leading killer of people under 60 in the world today, most in sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike any other film on AIDS, Miss HIV explores the battle over international HIV/AIDS policy and its impact. The film also highlights how some in Africa are fighting to overcome the paralyzing stigma…
Faces of AIDS
Although we may not personally recognize their faces, they are the faces of our neighbors, family, and friends. They come from all walks of life and all lifestyles, including our own. They are a picture of every ethnicity and culture, just like us. They share many of our same thoughts…
After the Fall: HIV Grows Up - Behind the Romanian AIDS Epidemic
Beginning in 1965, Nicolae Ceausescu came to power and established a neo-Stalinist police-state. He denied the existence of AIDS in Romania, and thus no HIV/AIDS treatment or prevention education was provided. Ceausescu's government eventually fell in 1989, but by then the damage had already been done, resulting in one of…
Thing With No Name - The Story of HIV Positive Women in South Africa
An intimate portrait of two HIV positive Zulu women in rural South Africa, their struggle to survive, and the clash of tradition with treatment in a growing, yet unspoken epidemic. Putting a face to the magnitude of suffering caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa -- more than 5…
Protection: Masculinity & Condom Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
HIV/AIDS has ravaged entire populations in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet educational efforts to prevent the acceleration of the epidemic continue to clash with traditional cultural attitudes that view protected sex as unmanly. Protection provides a fascinating look at the origins of these attitudes, and examines how they are being kept alive…
We Were Here - The AIDS Years in San Francisco
An intimate, yet epic history of the AIDS years in San Francisco, as told through the stories of five longtime San Franciscans. The film documents the coming of what was called the "Gay Plague" in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS…
Maasai Migrants Series
The seven videos contained in this DVD were made in Tanzania between 2008 and 2010 by participants in the Maasai Migrants Field School, directed by Peter Biella of San Francisco State University's Program in Visual Anthropology. The primary purpose of the videos in the series is to educate urban and…
Tapestries of Hope
"Tapestries of Hope is a powerful film that exposes the ongoing rape of young women in Zimbabwe by men infected with AIDS, and profiles an organization working to protect and empower abused young girls in the country.