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Day Zero Film & Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 27 works in 64 publications in 9 languages and 225 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Internet videos  Educational films  Melodrama  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films  Short films  Motion pictures  Biographical films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Day Zero Film & Video (Firm)
Story of a beautiful country( Visual )

11 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 )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khalo Matabane tells friends 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 toward gender roles
Looking for Busi( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a fifteen-year old South African girl, Busi, who is an HIV-positive mother
Let's talk about it : domestic violence( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Xhosa and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's talk about it examines the attitudes of young people in Cape Town towards HIV and AIDS, and the challenges they face in practicing safer sex
Heavy traffic( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 12 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
Ask me I'm positive by Teboho Edkins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Sotho and held by 7 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
L'eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and Bantu 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
A fighting spirit by Richard Holmes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 5 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
Wa 'n wina = Sincerely yours--( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Zulu and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Dumisani Phakathi returns to his old neighborhood in Phiri Township to film and talk to his friends about attitudes towards relationships and sex both traditionally and now in the shadow of AIDS. Do AIDS campaigns reach those they're meant to help?
Looking good( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 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
A miner's tale by Nicolaas Hofmeyr( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Portuguese and 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
It's my life by Brian Tilley( Visual )

2 editions 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
Ndodii? = What shall I do?( Visual )

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

Big balls: Two men, one black, one white, doing carpentry. Their conversation is full of challenge and innuendo; they eventually talk about sexual partners and HIV, and the film ends with a double jolt
Search for answers : Cuba - Capetown connection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuba and South Africa have much in common. They are both Third World countries and both have leaders with a long history of political struggle. However, in the struggle against AIDS, they have chosen different roads with very different results. South African HIV activist, Alosha Ntsane, travels to Cuba in search of solutions, interviewing medical specialists, HIV activists and UN representatives"--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
Dreams of the good life by Bridget Pickering( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 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
House of love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Afrikaans and held by 2 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
A luta continua = The struggle continues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 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
Dancing on the edge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Bantu and held by 2 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
Body & soul by M. Craig Barnes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 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
 
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