Steps for the Future (Organization)
Most widely held works by Steps for the Future (Organization)
It's my life ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Zackie Achmat is an AIDS activist who refuses to take anti-retrovirals until they are available in public hospitals and clinics. He leads the court battle against the multi-national drug companies and takes on the South African government for its confusing policies around HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the campaign for affordable treatment, Zackie's provocative position is not one all his friends and colleagues support. When Zackie gets ill, everyone wants to know why he refuses to take the medicines that would let him lead a healthier life. Shot over 5 months, personal and public images are interwoven to provide an intimate look at an internationally profiled defiance campaign and the complexities of its leading figure.
6000 a day an account of a catastrophe foretold ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
How the failure of key individuals, prominent NGO's, and governments to act allowed a catastrophe to fester - a catastrophe that undoubtedly could have been avoided. Since it appeared 20 years ago, AIDS has left behind it a trail of destruction. This film answers the question 'why did the world wait so long to react', and dissects the key moments in the global response to the epidemic. By examining this human catastrophe, the film reveals a global rift that helped the disease to spread.
House of love ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Afrikaans and English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
This film explores the lives of sex-workers in the small Namibian harbor of Walvis Bay. The women are dependent for the business on the brief visits of foreign shipping trawlers. They give insights into the choices they have made and why they have made them. Their conflicts center around notions of love, sex, sin, and redemption, while the threat of HIV/AIDS exists only in the background.
Night stop ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 38 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells of the lives of eight prostitutes living in northern Mozambique. They reveal their individual stories of pregnancy, the search for a husband, unrequited love, violence and resignation. While the women are aware of the dangers of HIV and AIDS, they continue to have unprotected sex. Also illustrates the world of the truck drivers as they talk among themselves.
Wa 'n wina Sincerely yours ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Dumisani Phakathi returns to his old neighborhood in Phiri, Soweto and engages with friends to discuss relationships, sex, love, and AIDS. They talk intimately about the realities of the street and choices they have been forced to make. Reveals the gaps between everyday life and the AIDS campaigns that often talk past the very people they are supposed to address.
Looking for Busi ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a fifteen-year old South African girl, Busi, who is an HIV-positive mother. Busi's mother abandoned her when Busi becomes pregnant, even before testing positive for AIDS. Busi is chosen for a mother-to-child drug trial and to be the subject of a documentary. After the documentary airs and exposes that she is HIV-positive, Busi disappears, and the filmmaker and her friend search for her.
Simon & I ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The story of Simon Nkoli and his friend, Bev Ditsie, both activists in the anti-apartheid and gay and lesbian liberation movements in South Africa. Their relationship is viewed against the backdrop of intense political activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis.
A red ribbon around my house ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A mother and daughter are in crisis because of their different responses to AIDS. The mother, Pinky, is flamboyant and open about the fact that she is HIV-positive. The daughter, Ntombi, battles to be just like everyone else. Her mother's refusal to be passive in the face of AIDS sets them both apart.
Body and soul ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
In South Africa millions of people are in desperate situations because of HIV and AIDS. This film looks at the attitudes of the three main religions (Christianity, Islam and African traditionalist) in South Africa through interviews with people who must interpret and practice religion in terms of the country's realities.
Eclipse ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 33 libraries worldwide
"A dreamlike documentary depicting the total blackout of four girls' lives, eclipsed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is a story about four sisters, Lara, Eugenisse, Fátima and Luisa-- the oldest sixteen and the youngest nine. They are AIDS orphans living in the Mozambican town of Chimoio. Their mother died of AIDS and their father disappeared, probably to commit suicide in a nearby place of spirits. The film documents the girls' day-to-day struggle for existence as they try to make ends meet by reselling produce they have bought from the market."--Container.
Heavy traffic ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The increasing number of deaths attributed to AIDS has affected many areas of life in Soweto, South Africa. This documentary examines the impact of these deaths upon the funeral industry of South Africa.
A fighting spirit ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Zimbabwean middle-weight boxing champion, Gilbert Josamu, discovered he was HIV positive at the height of his career. Many in Zimbabwean society view HIV/AIDS as a disease for white homosexuals. Although feeling conflicted about endangering his opponents, Josamu forged his medical certificate and continued to fight. A few months before he died, he confessed to having lived with HIV for 14 years. This confession was followed by public outrage. Josamu formed an AIDS support group to help him and others deal with public perceptions of people living with HIV. He also embarked on a public campaign to encourage people to disclose their positive status.
A miner's tale ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Joaquim is a migrant laborer with a junior wife in urban South Africa and a senior wife and family in rural Mozambique. He is torn between his responsibilities for both. He is also torn between his understanding of his HIV infection when visiting his home village after being absent for four years and what traditional society expects of him. Joaquim must make a choice since the elders are adamant that it is his traditional duty to father more children with his wife, but Joachim does not want to infect her.
Love in a time of sickness ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Khalo Matabane tells friends at dinner about meeting a woman he felt attracted to, then breaking off with her after she disclosed her HIV-positive status. Intercut with Khalo's thoughts about his own protected past and his attitudes to gender roles.
A luta continua The struggle continues ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
An HIV-positive group from Khaleyitscha, Cape Town make short films to show at public venues like taxi ranks and shopping malls in Cape Town's townships. They are present at these screenings, in which they strive to disclose their status, discuss HIV and AIDS issues, and clear up audience misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. Shows portions of the filming and the films themselves, interspersed with group members discussing their lives.
Patience and Pinkie mother to child by Jane Thandi Lipman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of two pregnant and HIV-positive women fortunate enough to be on a drug trial at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. The film charts the lives of Kholiwe (Patience) and Ntombekaya (Pinkie), who have made friends at the clinic's support group for HIV-positive mothers as they approach the delivery of their babies. It is about their expectations, hopes, and inevitable fears concerning not only the health of their babies, but the trauma around the disclosure of their status to their families and partners as well. It is also about the commitment of the people at the HIV perinatal clinic.
That's me ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In That's me, a HIV-positive drag queen discusses being gay and HIV-positive in Zimbabwe.
Master Positive ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Master Positive tells the story of an HIV-positive Namibian coffin maker, Simon Elago. Follows Simon as he constructs a prototype papier-mache coffin and makes his first sale. Simon strives through humor and a positive outlook to overcome the social and personal consequences of the virus.
Guilty ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Guilty dramatizes the HIV-related issues of blame, trust and responsibility, and examines preconceptions concerning high-risk groups and how these assumptions not only lead to denial but can further stigmatize HIV. Follows Meg, a white woman, who is making a film about the spread of HIV in underdeveloped areas.
The ball ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The ball tells the story of Mozambican children who use condoms to make soccer balls. In a dramatization, a man confronts them and accuses them of stealing his condoms. This story illustrates that many people are not using condoms for safer sex, despite their availability.
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Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects
STEPS (Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects)