Educational HIV movie debuts in SA

2011-12-01 11:06

A new movie being released in South Africa is using animation to show viewers how people become infected with HIV and spread the virus.

The cast and characters are Kenyan, Nigerian and South African – which producers hope will help the film travel across the continent hardest hit by the disease.

The movie, called “Inside Story: The Science of HIV/Aids”, will premiere today, which is World Aids Day.

The film will make its US debut in January in Washington and then in Nigeria later next year.

It took five years and $2 million (R16 million) – raised from the US and South African governments, the UN Aids agency and other donors – to put together the movie.

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