A film by:
Ntando Yola & Nontsikelo Zwedala

Produced & Instructed by:
Alison Fast & Chandler Griffin

A project of:

In partnership with:
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

In this four-week workshop, Barefoot Workshops taught staff members of The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation to produce seven short videos that will be used in clinics, churches, schools and workshops, to encourage behavior change among HIV vulnerable groups- such as women and youth. Videos were written, shot, and edited by the students and covered such topics as, ARV treatment, the importance of disclosure, maintaining negative status, and how to improve communication between youth and their parents regarding HIV/AIDS and newly introduced vaccine trials.

One student from the United States, Jason Jaacks, participated in the workshop by assisting staff with their productions, and by creating a promotional piece that will be used by DTHF in fundraising efforts for the construction of a youth center in the township of Masiphumele. Students designed collateral materials such as handouts and fact sheets to accompany videos in the clinic and workshop settings, and to encourage interactive discussion of themes.

Results of the workshops included a screening to more than thirty people at the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Cape Town, and a commitment on the part of Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation to initiate and host a film library produced by the DTHF Film Team (DTHF Pod), who will continue to write and produce bimonthly submissions.

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