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The Bad Sickness in Papua New Guinea

Synopsis

The first reported case of HIV in Papua New Guinea was in 1987. Since then, this 'Bad Sickness', perceived to be a punishment from God, has penetrated into the lives of the people and torn apart communities. In the atmosphere of silence, stigma breeds, and people are left to die.

This film features the lives of extraordinary people who have been affected by HIV and are actively challenging prevailing social attitudes and behaviours.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
23 mins
Format
MiniDV
Director
Wendy Zakiewicz
Producer
Wendy Zakiewicz
Editor
Wendy Zakiewicz
Music
Amon Serum, Friends Foundation Choir

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Company

Wendy Zakiewicz