Hillcrest’s little dolls hit big screen in Canada

2010-10-09 00:00

A SHORT film inspired by the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust’s quirky beaded characters, the Little Travellers, is to be screened at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival tomorrow.

Umhambi was made by Canadian journalist and filmmaker Albert Wisco and entered in the Human Condition programme and competition for 60-second films that examine who and what we are.

Speaking to Weekend Witness, Wisco said: “Umhambi is based on the Little Traveller dolls created for Woza Moya, the income-generation programme at the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust.

“By making and selling Little Traveller dolls, beadworkers — all of whom are infected or affected by HIV and Aids — earn money for basic needs such as water, food, school fees, books and clothes.

“I see this as a chance for people all over the world to see the story of the Little Travellers and the work Hillcrest Aids Centre does.”

The film features Tholakala Mbombo and her family, who live in the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

Narrated by Durban author, poet and storyteller, Gcina Mhlope, Umhambi has already travelled the globe and has been screened in art galleries and film festivals in Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Croatia and now the United States.

If you would like to see the film log on to YouTube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXyMNnxXwjg

• For more information about the filmmaker, log on to www.albertwisco.com

• For more information on the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust, log on to www.hillaids.org.za or phone 031 765 5866.

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