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World AIDS Day events

To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December, Concern Worldwide will be taking part in a number of events in Dublin, including the screening of two short films.

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The Dóchas HIV and AIDS working group is showing two short films in the Screen cinema to raise awareness about AIDS. The films are called “‘The Voice of 650 Million Times One” and “The Silent Promise.” Screenings will be followed by a brief question and answer session.

Social exclusion 

Directed by the award-winning Dutch director Marjin Poels, “The Voice of 650 Million Times One” is a touching story about people with disabilities from Africa and Asia. They talk candidly about their exclusion from society in matters such as healthcare, sexuality and in particular their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS. 

Effects of stigma

“The Silent Promise” is the first HIV awareness film in sign language made in southern Africa. When five friends meet after the funeral of their mutual friend Brooklyn, they are shocked to find that he died of AIDS. In trying to understand why Brooklyn did not tell them about his illness, the friends have to face up to their own feelings about HIV and AIDS.

More details

The films will be screened at 6.30pm on 1 December. For more information, email [email protected] or go to the Dóchas website.