World AIDS Day 2007
The GMAI has gathered programming rights-free and free of cost from around the world that can be aired on your channels. If you are interested in receiving broadcast-quality copies of any of these programs, please contact the organizations listed below.
"Get Tested", featuring Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, and Chris Tucker
(30 seconds, TV and Radio, English)
provided by HBO and the National Basketball Association
Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, and Chris Tucker joined together with NBA Cares to promote HIV testing in a new, groundbreaking series of television and radio public service ads (PSAs). The PSAs aim to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing worldwide. The campaign has been developed by the National Basketball Association (NBA), HBO, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Hip-Hop legend Doug E. Fresh produced the original music for the PSAs.
"HIV Testing - Families" and "HIV Testing – Children", featuring former US President Bill Clinton
(60 seconds each, Radio, English)
provided by the Clinton Foundation
In this new series of radio spots produced exclusively for GMAI members, former US President Bill Clinton encourages young people to get tested for HIV.
"Take the Lead" (30 seconds, TV, English)
provided by the World AIDS Campaign
The World AIDS Campaign -- an organization established to support, strengthen and connect campaigns that hold leaders accountable for their promises on HIV and AIDS -- has created a PSA to support this year’s World AIDS Day theme of “leadership”. The PSA promotes leadership in all sectors to stop AIDS.
48 Fest 2007: Kenya (44:45 minute documentary, English & Clean versions)
provided by MTV International
30 young people from around the world were given 48 hours to produce a 3-minute film on the subject of women and HIV/AIDS. The result is a series of emotive yet informative films. The documentary centers on these teams and their personal journeys in the build up to producing these films. It includes celebrity appearances from some of the world’s hottest artists, including Kanye West, and Kelly Rowland.
Testing Diaries (21:25 minute documentary, English & Clean versions)
provided by MTV International
Hosted by Good Charlotte, this documentary follows the lives of 3 young adults on 3 different continents as they decide to get tested for HIV in India, Jamaica, and Ghana. The program aims to normalize testing to encourage audiences to reflect on their own behaviors and highlight the benefits of knowing one’s HIV status in order to make the right informed decisions and take control of their lives.
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Thembe’s AIDS Diary: A Year in the Life of a South African Teenager (23 minutes, with an introduction by Desmond Tutu, Radio, English)
provided by Radio Diaries and National Public Radio
At the age of 19, Thembi began carrying around a tape recorder and keeping an audio diary of her live with AIDS. Over the course of one year, Thembi recorded more than 50 hours of tape that were then edited into the final half-hour documentary by producer Joe Richman of Radio Diaries. For more information, go to www.radiodiaries.org/aidsdiary.
Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti (55 minutes, documentary, TV, English)
provided by the Green Family Foundation and PhonographFilms
Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti is an award-winning documentary film, narrated by former U.S. poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou and Guy Johnson, that examines the complex economic and health issues plaguing Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The documentary examines the root causes of the country’s present health care crisis and provides examples of how innovative programs can alleviate poverty and disease in Haiti’s most isolated regions. The film follows the story of a family and a single man over a 6-month period, as they receive treatment and care for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.