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An HIV epidemic is ravaging Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. At Embangweni Hospital, in the rural northern region, a skeleton staff serves a catchment area of over 120,000. But this small group of devoted healthcare workers uses all the tools at its disposal, including theatre and music, to educate their communities.

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Directed by Salome Chasnoff.

Originally featured in the ViewChange Online Film Contest.

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Embangweni Hospital, Malawi
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HIV test provided at this hospital, from Monday -- Friday
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2 Things Involved
MAN
On Earth, two things involved. You are either born a women or a man. If you are born a woman, you are safe. If you are born a man, two things involved.
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1. Umoza. HIV Educational Theater.
MAN
If you kill someone ... oh no, sorry, oh yes. If you kill someone, you are safe. I'm stuck.
MAN 2
When you come to Earth, there are two things involved. You either get STIs or HIV. When you get other STIs, you are safe, but when you get HIV, there is one thing involved: you will develop AIDS, you will die. The end.
MAN 3
The name of our group is Umoza Youth Organization. Our group started in late '99. The objectives of the group are to fight against HIV/AIDS, to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
MAN 4
So, we tried to make some songs.
MAN 5
Mainly, we perform drama before people get the testing.
MAN 3
People get entertained well. They get the message.
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Rural Clinic & Testing Center
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2. Sinda Jazz Band. HIV Educational Music.
MAN 6
This leg, these deposits, is stage four of HIV and AIDS. So if ... I know if I could have taken the drugs earlier than this, I think I would have not come to this extent, but just because it was too late. So, I used to say, if I can find my friends, I can see their expression is not good. I used to say, please, guys, go to the hospital, just so that they should discover you, the earlier the better. God also gave me a talent of composing songs, so I've got a task of composing songs and spreading the message and teaching my friends songs and the like. This song is "Chemwari Chemwari," and it is advising some already that they should take care of themselves, just because, at this time, the world is full of HIV and AIDS. So, this is the number.
MAN 6
If you contract HIV and AIDS, there are two things involved: you can stay longer or die. If you die, you are safe, but if you stay around, there are two things involved.
VOICE
And you can improvise.
MAN 6
There are two things involved. If you follow the instructions for the doctor ... or joining groups, which are involved in HIV and AIDS ... something like that.