The Face of AIDS: The Feminization of HIV/AIDS in Malawi (film)


“The Face of AIDS” shines a light on the stigma and discrimination suffered by women living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi. The film follows the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School during the final weeks of a year-long study on how HIV/AIDS impacts Malawian women’s lives. These conditions persist despite Malawi’s commitments under international law to protect people living with HIV/AIDS from discrimination.

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Information on the film:

Doug Karr, 03/27/80, USA,


Doug Karr has worked in the industry since 1997 creating original independent films. Karr’s most recent project, the explosive black comedy, Anniversary Present, stars David Alapy (Ararat) and Liane Balaban (New Waterford Girl). Karr’s 2003 mental health caper The Straitjacket Lottery (commissioned by CBC National and Bravo! Channel) screened at over 25 festivals and won   awards at the Niagara Indie FilmFest, the Tacoma Washington Film Festival, Picture This Festival Calgary and The Atlantic Film Festival. Karr’s other credits include the award winning experimental documentary  LSD25 (Jury Prize – Thirty Below Film Festival, Grand Prize -Cabbagetown Film Festival), The June Bug  Symphony (Nominated, Best Cinematography – Yorkton Film Festival, Winner Best Short Film – Niagara Falls Film Festival) as well as the hour long documentary Lifecycles: a story of AIDS in Malawi (for UNAIDS and the NFB). His films have been seen by festivals audiences around the world and on various television channels, including Bravo!, The CBC, The W Network, The Independent Film Channel and Link TV.


Edward Boyce, 10/14/73, USA,


Edward Boyce came to filmmaking after maxing out the left-side of his brain with a civil engineering degree. Hanging a U-turn, he spent six-months at a Buddhist monastery then re-entered the world to work as a magazine writer and editor, always gravitating towards moving pictures. With the belief that the world is better when people can share their stories and lives with each other, he’s spent the last six years immersed in every aspect of this craft.  


Country: Malawi

Year: 2007

Running Time: 33min 14sec


Complete contact information

Edward Boyce and Doug Karr
Chop Wood Carry Water
195 Chrystie Street, #908D
NYC, NY  10002


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