Friday, February 19, 2010

From South African Sex Worker to Community HIV Care Nurse

I'm posting this one for my friend Sharon, who just returned from Tanzania, where she was a Franciscan Missionary.

If you're in San Francisco then you can see this one tomorrow (Saturday) at the USF Human Rights film festival.

TAPOLOGO
2008, 88 min., South Africa/Spain, Filmmaker(s): Gabriela Gutierrez Dewar and Sally Gutierrez Dewar

A selection from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival - Freedom Park squatter camp, situated in the Northwest province, accommodates a migrant workforce that mines the world’s largest single source of platinum. The women in this community service the needs of the male miners as a means of basic survival. A group of former sex workers living with HIV have created a network called Tapologo and have learnt to be home-based care-workers, joining in solidarity to care for others in the community living with HIV. As we learn each woman’s story, we come to understand how she herself was transformed—from someone who had lost hope into someone who decided to help others in the same situation.

Trailer -

No comments:

Post a Comment