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The Brandon-Ukiriguru AIDS Awareness Project

From: David Kattenburg
Length: 05:47

Two communities -- one in Canada, the other in Africa -- working together to fight the AIDS pandemic through awareness

Default-piece-image-1 "The Brandon-Ukiriguru AIDS Awareness Project" examines the important role small-scale, community-based partnerships play in combating the AIDS pandemic. It features the voices of three women from Brandon, Manitoba who've traveled to the Mwanza region of northwest Tanzania to help raise AIDS awareness. For the Canadians, it's also a chance to learn new ways to fight AIDS back home. This documentary is part of a larger series of 6-min. documentaries entitled "Partners in Action".

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"The Brandon-Ukiriguru AIDS Awareness Project" examines the important role small-scale, community-based partnerships play in combating the AIDS pandemic. It features the voices of three women from Brandon, Manitoba who've traveled to the Mwanza region of northwest Tanzania to help raise AIDS awareness. For the Canadians, it's also a chance to learn new ways to fight AIDS back home. This documentary is part of a larger series of 6-min. documentaries entitled "Partners in Action".

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Review of The Brandon-Ukiriguru AIDS Awareness Project

Reporter David Kattenburg shows how members of communities in Tanzania and Canada connect with each other in efforts to teach about
and lessen the impact of AIDS in BOTH countries.
There are some laughs as well as hard work to accomplish.
On such a global topic there is always more to be said. Kattenburg gets the message across and makes it clear
this is not his last report.
The story is enhanced with ambient sound - from the airport as the Canadian women depart to a Tanzanian village where they are welcomed and celebrated. You can almost see the python Kattenburg describes.

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Partners in Action
Radio Documentary Series

Brandon-Ukiriguru AIDS Awareness Project

Introduction: December 1 is World AIDS Day. It's an opportunity to reflect on the devastation AIDS has wrought, particularly in Africa, where fifteen million have died from the disease, and over 20 million are infected. The governments of the world's industrialized nations have discussed large-scale measures to combat AIDS in Africa. Facilitating access to drugs has been discussed. So have economic approaches such as increased investment, elimination of trade barriers and debt forgiveness for Africa's poorest. While world leaders talk about AIDS in Africa, communities across North America are engaged in small-scale assistance projects of their own. Dave Kattenburg put together this report, about a group of Canadians, from the prairie province of Manitoba, who've traveled to Tanzania, in east A...
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