December 4, 2007

AIDS Activism


A lot of money has been spent on awareness and people are aware about [AIDS]. But now, it is time to spend money on treatment and care. Unfortunately I still hear stories of doctors declining to treat an HIV positive patient. That, I feel, is a cardinal sin.
-- Shabana Azmi

Source: Times of India. The story is about Shabana ji's involvement in Mira Nair's AIDS JaaGo project, mentioned previously here. (ToI also is the source of the striking and unusual picture that tops this post.) I also have read that the AIDS JaaGo films will be released on YouTube in February - I will let you know as soon as I find out that has happened.

2 comments:

ajit said...

Shabanaji does a lot for the cause of AIDS...a lot of which often escapes media publicity. Here is a short film based on AIDS awareness she is involved in: http://tinyurl.com/3xdgol

My good fortune to stumble upon your blog - Shabanaji is one of my favourites.

Filmi Geek said...

Thanks Ajit - glad to have you here, and thanks for the link. I've put up a post letting everyone know that they can watch *Positive* on IndiaFM.