Films for communities

COVID on the Breadline

What does COVID-19 mean for the three quarters of a billion of the world’s inhabitants who live below the poverty line? Will they be hit harder by the pandemic – or by the measures in place designed to slow its spread? What will it mean for the children of the world’s poor, five million of whom die every year before they reach their fifth birthday? 

Coronavirus and protecting elders in rural Africa

Elderly people in rural Africa have great respect in their communities. Many look after grandchildren or ophans from the HIV epidemic. But now they are under threat from COVID-19. What can communities do to protect their elderly? This short film explains physical distancing measures, and encourages communities to find their own solutions to keep their elderly population safe from coronavirus.

Staying safe from coronavirus – a message from Africa

A short message about reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to save the lives of the most vulnerable. Young people in Africa explain the importance of physical distancing, regular hand washing, and staying at home.

Coronavirus message for communities

How does coronavirus (COVID-19) spread? What are the symptoms? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and your family? This short animation answers these questions.

A Village Tale. (2014, 64 mins and 13 mins) – The MASA community film project

This funny and poignant film tells the story of a Malawian village as its inhabitants struggle to deal with the HIV epidemic. An interactive film, it is being shown to large audiences as part of a project to mobilise communities. As the story unfolds, the audience become witnesses in a discussion which never fails to be lively.

Chiedza’s Song: Growing up with HIV in Zimbabwe. (50 mins) (2016)

These films are being used in schools and community halls in Zimbabwe, to provoke discussion and challenge stereotypes of HIV. Built around the ZENITH research project, they tell the story of a brave young woman who overcomes the odds and now wants to shake the attitudes of her community and country towards those who are HIV+.

Finding out – the challenges of growing up with HIV

This is the first of three films looking at the challenges faced by young people living with HIV in Africa. A filmmaker who grew up with HIV in the UK explores the stories of counterparts in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The film focuses on the way in which young people find out they have HIV, and the negative impact of school education designed to create fear of infection. A must see for anyone working with young people in Africa.

Emergency Triage and Treatment in children

This is the first of three films looking at the challenges faced by young people living with HIV in Africa. A filmmaker who grew up with HIV in the UK explores the stories of counterparts in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The film focuses on the way in which young people find out they have HIV, and the negative impact of school education designed to create fear of infection. A must see for anyone working with young people in Africa.