August 16 at 7pm
Directed by Jane Gillooly (Q&A to follow)
Today the Hawk Takes One Chick captures day-to-day life in a rural society on the threshold of simultaneous collapse and reinvention. The Lubombo region of Swaziland suffers from the world’s highest prevalence of HIV and the lowest life expectancy. This observational film is told from the poignant perspective of three grandmothers (gogos) who have become instrumental in defining a new world order in the fight against the spread of HIV.
Official Selection: KINOTEATR.DOC Moscow RUSSIA AWARD SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, 2010, ADDIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA, 2010 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES, Créteil FRANCE, 2010
Visit the film website: http://janegillooly.com/
Brought to you by Documentary Educational Resources and Center for Independent Documentary.