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The Value of life : AIDS in Africa revisited

Author: Judy Jackson; David T Suzuki; Bullfrog Films.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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30 million Africans have HIV/AIDS. In the summer of 2003, two years after the release of his award-winning AIDS documentary RACE AGAINST TIME, United Nations' HIV/AIDS envoy Stephen Lewis returns to Africa and documents his incredible personal journey that has led from hope to despair to hope once again. After September 11, [2001] when the world's attention turned to terrorism and homeland security, the promises of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Stephen Lewis; Stephen Lewis
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Jackson; David T Suzuki; Bullfrog Films.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 1594580677 9781594580673 1594580685 9781594580680
OCLC Number: 57359572
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Summary from container.
Produced by Judy Jackson for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Nature of Things.
Credits: Photography, David Forbes ; editor, Ed Balevicius ; original music, Mark Korven.
Performer(s): Host, David Suzuki.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-Video.
Other Titles: AIDS in Africa revisited
Media under fire
Nature of things (Television program)
Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Judy Jackson.

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30 million Africans have HIV/AIDS. In the summer of 2003, two years after the release of his award-winning AIDS documentary RACE AGAINST TIME, United Nations' HIV/AIDS envoy Stephen Lewis returns to Africa and documents his incredible personal journey that has led from hope to despair to hope once again. After September 11, [2001] when the world's attention turned to terrorism and homeland security, the promises of financial aid to Africa lay broken. Africa, with more than 6,000 people dying every day and 11 million orphans under the age of 15, was a continent enveloped by death. Lewis was convinced that all that was needed was determination and financial resources. The most urgent need: life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs for the dying. In Africa, these drugs are available to only 75,000 of the four million people who need them. In 2003, the momentum is finally reignited. Endless disputes concerning generics and the patents held by big pharmaceutical companies have been settled. The World Health Organization has pledged to have three million people on anti-AIDS drugs by 2005. That will amount to a staggering six million pills every day. It is the sheer volume of drugs needed that has led Lewis, along with a handful of Canadian aid agencies, to challenge the Canadian government to pass legislation allowing patents to be circumvented in favor of inexpensive, generic AIDS drugs. If the bill were to pass, it would make history.

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The Value of Life: AIDS in Africa is a sequel to the 2001 documentary, <a href="http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=1268">Race against Time: The AIDS Crisis in Africa</a>. It follows Stephen Lewis, the United Nations’ Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS, as he returns...
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