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6000 a day : an account of a catastrophe foretold

Author: Philip Brooks; Dominant 7 (Firm); Steps for the Future (Organization); ARTE France.; First Run/Icarus Films.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How the failure of key individuals, prominent NGO's, and governments to act allowed a catastrophe to fester - a catastrophe that undoubtedly could have been avoided. Since it appeared 20 years ago, AIDS has left behind it a trail of destruction. This film answers the question 'why did the world wait so long to react', and dissects the key moments in the global response to the epidemic. By examining this human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Brooks; Dominant 7 (Firm); Steps for the Future (Organization); ARTE France.; First Run/Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 49623646
Language Note: Primarily in English; English subtitles provided for narration in French.
Credits: Director, Philip Brooks ; director of photography, Nina Kellgren; editor, Maureen Mazurek.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Six thousand a day
Responsibility: Dominant 7, Arte France, in association with Steps for the Future ; a film by Philip Brooks.

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How the failure of key individuals, prominent NGO's, and governments to act allowed a catastrophe to fester - a catastrophe that undoubtedly could have been avoided. Since it appeared 20 years ago, AIDS has left behind it a trail of destruction. This film answers the question 'why did the world wait so long to react', and dissects the key moments in the global response to the epidemic. By examining this human catastrophe, the film reveals a global rift that helped the disease to spread.

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6000 A Day: An Account of a Catastrophy Foretold

(EMRO user published 2014-03-04 ) Very Good Permalink
At the start of the AIDS epidemic most people saw it as a disease that only affected gay males and later those in Africa. As a result society ignored a disease they thought was a threat only to those with alternative life styles and deviant sexual practices. Then as the epidemic spread into other communities...
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