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Wilhemina's war

Cross, June
Wilhemina's War explores the lives of southern African American women and families living with HIV/AIDS. In much of America progress in HIV/AIDS. In much of America progress in HIV/AIDS treatment suggests the worst is behind us but every year 50 000 Americans are still diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS. Astonishingly it's one of the leading causes of death of African American women - 80% of women in South Carolina living with HIV are African American. And nearly half of the Americans with HIV live in the South where the AIDS epidemic has taken root in rural communities. Directed by Emily Award winning journalist and Professor June Cross [this film] is an intimate. personal narrative that tells the story of one family's struggle with HIV over the course of five years. Despite facing institutional and personal obstacles every step of the way 62-year-old Wilhemina Dixon works tirelessly to combat the stigma and care for her daugher and granddaughter both HIV-positive. ... The film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity"--Container.
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