Protected: It’s Not Easy

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Protected: Let’s Talk About It

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Protected: MFDI Swahili Catalogue for Broadcasters

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Bustani kwa Maisha Bora

Bustani kwa Maisha Bora

A flourishing garden makes for a healthy family. This short documentary, and the four support videos that accompany it, are a guide for better farming and thus better living. Duration: 30 min Language: English and Swahili Producer: Tunajali Broadcaster’s Link

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Looking Good

Looking Good

According to his doctor, Moalosi Thabani is looking good. He doesn’t always feel so good, though. In this documentary, we follow Moalosi for twelve months, as he begins antiretroviral treatment. We see him when he is thriving with the support of friends and family, and when he is discouraged, confessing his

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Ask Me, I’m Positive

Ask Me, I’m Positive

Thabo, Thabiso and Moalosi are young, urban Basotho men on a mission. They travel with a mobile cinema unit through the mountains of Lesotho, screening their film to remote communities. Part of a small group of Basotho people who live openly with the virus, these men open up about their situation

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Ho Ea Rona

Ho Ea Rona

Four friends are HIV positive. Thabiso was a national boxer; Thabo is a DJ; Bombo is an intellectual; and Moalosi an AIDS activist. They meet to reflect on their lives, to cry, to reminisce- but also, most importantly, to laugh. Duration: 17 min Language: English and Swahili Producer: Dumisani Phakathi

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The Sky in Her Eyes

The Sky in Her Eyes

Set in rural KwaZulu Natal, this poignant short film shows a young girl struggling to cope with her grief and confusion after losing her mother to AIDS. When a boy allows her to attach a picture she has drawn of her mother to a kite, this act of friendship makes

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Nightstop

Nightstop

The young women wake up in the afternoon, just as the trucks start arriving at Montes Namuli Hotel in the border town of Moatize. Now dressed and made up, they go to work, disappearing in the drivers’ trucks. They are aware of the danger of HIV but, to them, sex

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Ndodii

Ndodii

Set in a remote village in Zimbabwe, the film depicts the impact of HIV/AIDS on the traditional practice of wife inheritance. Mai Tawanda, an HIV+ widow is instructed by her elders to choose a new husband. Faced with the reality of being ostracized and blamed for her husband’s death, she

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