Orphans of Nkandla (BAFTA WINNING DOCUMENTARY) – Real Stories



In the world, South Africa is the country with a largest ratio of HIV positive people.  One of five sexually active adults, which make approximately six million of the whole population, now carries the virus. In a region like Nkandla, Zululand district, a generation of children is now growing up either without parents or with only mothers or fathers extremely sick to work and earn money. The following documentary is the story of the devastating effects of the disease on just two families.

Sister Hedwig is an AIDS counselor. She visit everywhere in Nkandla region offering free tests for AIDS. More than half of individuals they test are HIV positive. In women, young mothers in particular want to be tested in order that they can plan something for their children. If their test comes positive, sister Hedwig will do all of her efforts she can for them.

Although, South Africa is the 20th richest country in the world, and where recently it has promised that anti-AIDS treatment will be made widely available, but many are still deprived. The film not only explores the dangerous situation of AIDS in South Africa, but also addresses the worldwide inequality that then creates the story of AIDS.


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