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Day Zero Film & Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 28 works in 50 publications in 6 languages and 223 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Motion pictures  Biographical films  Biography  Music videos  Drama  History 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: RA643.86.A35, 362.1969
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Day Zero Film & Video (Firm)
Story of a beautiful country( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Khalo Matabane travels through the nine provinces of South Africa in a minibus taxi. His passengers talk about their feelings and impressions of South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, covering topics such as land, race, language, globalization, democracy, identity, and violence
Love in a time of sickness( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member 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
Looking for Busi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her mother when she becomes pregnant, even before she tests positive for HIV, Busi must depend on the help of extended family and friends. When she is chosen both for a mother-to-child drug trial and as the subject of a TV documentary, she disappears after this public disclosure. Her friends search for her and persuade her to get counseling. She eventually begins a group support effort, and talks to other young people in the schools
Let's talk about it( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Xhosa and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispel your attitudes follows Philiswa, and HIV-positive activist, who discusses the virus during a crowded taxi ride to meet a man who is afraid to disclose his HIV-positive status. She meets the man and they discuss his fears
Heavy traffic( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa has seen a dramatic rise in both AIDS- related deaths and in the number of funeral parlors. Shot in Soweto, this film shows two very different funeral homes, one large, top of the line and very experienced, the other new and tiny. Saturday burials interfere with each other, as simultaneous ceremonies go on in crowded cemeteries
A fighting spirit( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gilbert Josamu, Zimbabwean middle-weight champion, discovered he was HIV-positive at the height of his career. Living in a society where HIV/AIDS is taboo, Josamu forged his medical certificate and continued to pursue his career. Just before he died, he went public, and faced national outrage. He then formed a support group and became a spokesman for the fight against HIV/AIDS
Ask me I'm positive by Teboho Edkins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Sotho and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young, urban, attractive Basotho men travel through the mountains of Lesotho with a mobile cinema unit. Their mission is to publicly declare their HIV-positive status, answer people's questions, and otherwise generate discussion of and disseminate information about HIV/AIDS
Eclipse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four sisters' lives are 'eclipsed' by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They live as AIDS orphans, and have a day-to-day struggle as they try to re-sell produce they've bought from the market in their small town. Town elders attempt to counsel them and lend direction to their lives
Wa 'n wina Sincerely yours--( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member 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
It's my life by Brian Tilley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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
A luta continua The struggle continues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An HIV-positive group from Khayelitsha, 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
A miner's tale by Nicolaas Hofmeyr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Bantu and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joachim is a miner who is torn between his responsibilities for his junior wife in South Africa and his senior wife and family in Mozambique. When visiting his home village, he is also torn between the responsibility of his being HIV-positive and the expectation that he will father more children
Body and soul by Melody Emmett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"HIV/AIDS is forcing religious leaders to reassess their traditional attitudes toward sexuality in a country where 90% of the population claim one sort of religious affiliation. ... looks at the attitudes of three main religions in South Africa."--Container
Ndodii( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ndodii is set in a remote village in Zimbabwe; it dramatizes the impact of HIV/AIDS on the traditional practice of wife inheritance. Village elders instruct MaMoyo, an HIV-positive widow, to choose a new husband. Faced with being ostracized and blamed for her husband's death, she must decide whether or not to break the tradition
House of love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Afrikaans and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the sea on one side and desert on the other, the otherwise isolated town of Walvis Bay, Namibia receives regular visits from foreign shipping. The prostitutes there talk about why they took up that work and the daily physical risks they take, with the knowledge that if they contract HIV, they can look for no assistance
Dancing on the edge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Bantu and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonieta is HIV-positive, as are most of her children, and works as an AIDS counselor in the city. But she puts her one healthy daugher at risk when she takes her to a remote village in Mozambique for a week-long initiation into sexuality, personifying the conflict between traditional customs and the reality of HIV/AIDS
Looking good( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary follows the life of Moalosi Thabane for twelve months as he starts taking antiretroviral medicines ... . ARV medication became available in countries across Southern Africa for free for the first time in 2004. For those able to access the treatment, AIDS has become a chronic disease, no longer a life-threatening one. Looking good is an original, contemporary film about a change in perspective for those living with HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa"--Container
Steps for the future( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Multiple languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 35 challenging narrative and investigative documentaries and short films from 7 different countries in Southern Africa about the impact of HIV/AIDS on the region, how individuals confront life and societies change. Attempts to demystify and destigmatise the disease and its sufferers
Imiti ikula by Sampa Kangwa-Wilkie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory is one of the 75,000 street kids in Lusaka, most of them orphans due to AIDS. Although she is hard, streetwise and ready to fight she has her softer side which influences her daily living, like finding a way to watch the solar eclipse; getting her hair braided; cooking, singing and talking with her friends. She is a street child who fights for - and finds - her own identity and destiny. Vulnerable, yet strong, Memory is a compelling character
Dreams of the good life by Bridget Pickering( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dreams of the good life, "five women talk about life, love and how their dreams for the future have changed since finding out they are HIV positive. The women now examine their relationships with men more openly than ever before. A film by and about HIV+ women"--Container
 
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