Τετάρτη, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

Change - A short movie / تغيير - فيلم قصير

http://youtu.be/XBGW4ZzCRhg





Three minutes from now you're going to have a lump in your throat. And you might be a little turned on
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Lebanon.JPGThis brief, perfectly-safe-for-work video, "Change," was

 produced for World AIDS Day by HIV advocates in Lebanon


 among other groups. It was shared with me by one of these

 advocates, hoping to bring attention to the state of HIV 

discrimination and stigma in that region. Even the advocate

 himself asked not to be identified, for fear of repercussions.

And yet, the power of art prevails. Not only is this video

 brilliantly effective, it features a leading man that embodies, well, the best of the region's 

physical attributes.

I was intrigued, then impressed, then skeptical that it was corny, and then the damn lump in my 

throat appeared, all in the course of three minutes. I hope you will honor the efforts of the

 filmmakers and the advocates behind this message and take a look.


About half a million people in the Arab world are living with HIV/AIDS, and new infections there

 have doubled in the last ten years. While we enjoy treatment advances here in the United 

States, mortality rates from AIDS have doubled in the Arab world in the last decade. Stigma is 

widely perceived as a leading factor contributing to people not being tested or receiving care.

Read more at

 http://www.bilerico.com/2013/12/let_this_lebanese_hottie_teach_you_about_aids_s

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