Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  26 minutes
Date:  2005
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Crisis Control

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Ukraine's emerging HIV epidemic is contrasted with Africa's longstanding HIV/AIDS catastrophe.

Life 4 - Crisis Control

Worldwide, 42 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS. 90 percent of them live in Africa, Asia and Latin America. But while world attention has been focused on Africa's longstanding HIV/AIDS catastrophe, new crisis regions are emerging. Ukraine has one of the fastest growing infection rates in the world - an epidemic waiting to happen, unless urgent action is taken. Life visits the former Soviet Republic and Zambia, to find out if Eastern European countries like Ukraine can learn from Africa's experience in fighting AIDS - before it's too late.

'If you thought the global AIDS epidemic was under control, you'd better think again. This chilling documentary demonstrates that the spread of HIV/AIDS is worse than ever, and if medical relief efforts fail to adapt, then an already horrible situation is going to get much, much worse.' Prof. Timothy McGettigan, PhD, Dept of Sociology, Colorado State Univ-Pueblo

'The importance of these films is that they are intended to raise awareness about global issues in young people, and can be used by anyone for this purpose. The quality of the films is excellent. They are documentaries about the U.N. Millennium Development Goals and include brief interviews with people who are actually involved in MDG programs, from various institutions and from the grassroots to executive level...The objective evidence about the current global crisis of insecurity, poverty, gender inequalities, environmental degradation, and lack of international cooperation is presented in a way that is both realistic and non-inflammatory.

Children are the future. Educational materials such as the Bullfrog Films are very important for the future of both humanity and the human habitat...The Bullfrog Films certainly can and should be shown to children, especially to high school students. But these films are most appropriate for those who prepare the children for responsible citizenship, including global citizenship. They are certainly appropriate for parents who want their children to know about the need for human solidarity and environmental sustainability. And, they are most appropriate for training teachers to plant the seed of global concerns in their students' minds and hearts.' Luis Gutierrez, Editor, Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence Research Newsletter


Awards

American Public Health Association Film Festival

Citation

Main credits

Kelly, Brenda (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (consultant)
Marlow, Emily (film director)
O'Brien, Dermot (editor of moving image work)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Dunbar, Sally (narrator)

Other credits

Editor, Dermot O'Brien; series producer, Luke Gawin.


Distributor credits

Brenda Kelly

Emily Marlow

Brenda Kelly
Emily Marlow
Series Producer: Luke Gawin
Series Consultant: Jenny Richards

Docuseek2 subjects

Zambia
AIDS
Public Health
Ukraine
Russia and the former Soviet Union
Medical Anthropology
Poverty
Population
Sociology

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Anthropology
Developing World
Europe
European Studies
Geography
Global Issues
HIV/AIDS
Health
Human Rights
Humanities
Millennium Development Goals
Population
Poverty
Russian/Slavic Studies
Social Justice
United Nations

Keywords

HIV, AIDS, Africa, African Studies, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Eastern European Studies, Soviet Republic, Zambia, anti-retroviral drugs, globalization, Russian Studies, Health; "Crisis Control"; Bullfrog Films

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