This feels too much like the late 80s/early 90s
March 4, 2016 2:47 AM   Subscribe

Independent Lens documentary Wilhemina’s War [55m30s]: AIDS is one of the leading causes of death for black women in the rural South, where living with HIV is a grim reality. In Wilhemina’s War, Wilhemina Dixon, her daughter Toni, granddaughter Dayshal, and her 92 year-old mother, all the descendants of sharecroppers, live in South Carolina. Wilhemina cares for Dayshal, 19, who was born with HIV.
posted by hippybear (4 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Not available outside of the US, unfortunately... but the trailer along with some related videos are available on Youtube (at least for me, here in the UK).
posted by cilantro at 5:36 AM on March 4, 2016

Seriously, seriously enraging.

The director set up a gofundme page for Dayshal.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 7:25 PM on March 4, 2016

Powerful, and, yes, enraging stuff.

Nikki Haley has a lot of deaths on her hands due to her own lack of action. Right now, after viewing that doc, I can't think of a better example of today's Republican party.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 8:46 PM on March 4, 2016

I seem to be blocked here in Canada too bUT am intrigued by this. And saddened. And enraged. 80s/90s indeed
posted by biggreenplant at 9:24 AM on March 7, 2016

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