Monday, December 5, 2011
Inside Story: The Science of HIV/AIDS, described by USAID as "one of the world's largest media-based HIV prevention endeavors" premiered on December 1, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa! A 90-minute fictional drama featuring science-based animation (story by credit with Roger Smith), the film was produced by Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership and Curious Pictures. The trailer can be viewed here, http://insidestorythemovie.org/?q=node/67. The film will premiere in the U.S. and Nigeria early in 2012, and will be broadcast to millions of viewers throughout sub-Saharan Africa (and also distributed via NGOs in that region), with supporting informational materials.
2012 Sundance Film Festival! Nominees also include Susan Froemke, who discusses film storytelling in the first and second editions of Documentary Storytelling (her Sundance film is ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Health Care, directed with Matthew Heineman) and Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes, whose interview about storytelling is also in the third edition (their Sundance film is We're Not Broke).