HIV Healing in Young Black America: Getting the Language Right

Published: November 25, 2010

The film short examines the rarely addressed relationship between Black self-concept, culture, sexuality, masculinity and the capacity to protect the community from HIV and self-destruction. Youth suicides, hetero and homosexuality, and Bishop Eddie Long are just a few of the topical issues raised and addressed.

Opening with Magic Johnson’s HIV disclosure at his 1991 press conference, the 17 minute documentary moves at a riveting pace, incorporating dialogue, music, historic news clips, statistics, historical figures, speeches, sound bites and comedic clips from popular culture including "The Boondocks," and "In Living Color." "HIV Healing in Young Black America" ultimately reveals itself as a poignant appeal targeting the heart of Black America.

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