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Documentary: Wilhemina's War - the story of one woman's family struggle with HIV and AIDS in rural South Carolina

April 08, 2016 • 12:00 PM • Law School 4047

This powerful one-hour documentary, Wilhemina's War, "tells the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family's fight for survival from HIV and AIDS [in rural South Carolina]. Shot over the course of five years, the film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the fact of tremendous adversity." With 51% of new HIV diagnoses occurring in the US South, the film is a powerful reminder of health disparities faced by poor minority communities in the South. Food will be served. Sponsored by the HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic, the Health Justice Clinic, OUTlaw, PILF, WLSA and the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Carolyn McAllaster, director of the HIV/AIDS Policy clinic, mcallaster@law.duke.edu.