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Wilhemina’s War Explores South Carolina's AIDS Epidemic

Feb 29, 2016 | 595 videos
Video by ITVS

Wilhemina’s War is a documentary about Wilhemina Dixon, a daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival from HIV and AIDS. Shot over the course of five years, the film investigates the prevalence of HIV among black women in rural Southern communities, and the difficult intersection of health policy and personal responsibility. The full documentary broadcasts on PBS on February 29, 2016, at 10pm. It’s streaming online until July 27, 2016. For more information about the film, visit the Independent Lens website.

Author: Nadine Ajaka


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