AHF-Supported HIV Documentary ‘Wilhemina’s War’ Scheduled for PBS Airing & Screening Tour in the Deep South

AHF Grant Fund recipient, June Cross, directed film that sheds light
on HIV stigma and lack of health care in rural communities in the
American South.

‘Wilhemina’s War’ PBS Broadcast Feb. 29, 10:00pm ET &
Deep South Tour

  • Monday, February 29th 10:00 p.m. EST on PBS. Check local
    listings here.
  • Saturday, March 12th 9:30 a.m. at Charleston
    Black Expo
    in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Thursday March 17th, 7:00 p.m. at HBCU Spelman College in
    Atlanta, Georgia.

Healthcare Foundation
(AHF), in partnership with the BronzeLens Film
Festival, Spelman College Women’s Center and the Black Women’s Health
Imperative proudly present a screening tour of the groundbreaking
HIV/AIDS documentary Wilhemina’s
across the U.S. Deep South, where HIV
infection rates
continue to spiral out of control.

The eye-opening film, which was produced and directed by AHF Grant Fund
recipient June
, follows a Southern grandmother’s struggles to help her
loved ones as they navigate the landscape of HIV care and services in
South Carolina, a state hostile to public health care.

“With statistics continuing to indicate that African American women
constitute 65% of women diagnosed with HIV, and the nine states of the
Deep South being where 71% of women diagnosed with HIV are living, it
was important for us to share the powerful message of “‘Wilhemina’s
”, which continues to shed light on the struggles of HIV
throughout the South, where failure to adopt Medicaid expansion and lack
of access to healthcare is costing people their lives,” stated Imara
, AHF’s Regional Director of Communications and Community
Engagement in AHF’s Southern Bureau. “We thank our partners for joining
AHF in increasing awareness in African American communities in key
cities across the South.”

WHAT: ‘Wilhemina’s War’ documentary screening at
Charleston Black Expo
WHEN: Saturday, March 12th
9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Charleston Area Convention Center (5000
Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418)

WHAT: ‘Wilhemina’s War’ documentary screening at Spelman
WHEN: Thursday, March 17th
7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Spelman College Cosby Auditorium (350
Spelman Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30314)

The film’s director, June Cross, and Dayshal Dicks—Wilhemina’s
granddaughter—a young HIV-positive woman featured in the film, will be
on site at the screenings to join local HIV/AIDS experts in
post-screening dialogues with attendees.

The screening tour follows on the heels of the AHF-sponsored
of the film at the Pan
African Film Festival
in Los Angeles.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
590,000 individuals in 35 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
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AHF Southern Bureau
Imara Canady, Regional Director,
+1.404.870.7789 work
Jacqueline Burbank, Marketing Manager