We’re excited to announce that development funding has been granted for our documentary project titled. Birthright is a feature length film that follows a documentary team’s journey through South Africa, Swaziland and Kenya, documenting the efforts of HIV positive mothers as they fight to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV. What begins as an exploratory exercise in documentary film-making soon becomes a challenging test of character, as the team uncovers gripping personal stories of HIV positive women living in extraordinary circumstances. Through their experiences, all members of the documentary face themselves and each other, and attempt to process stories of great tragedy and unfaltering hope. Through their interactions with HIV positive women, we begin to understand the obstacles that keep children in Africa from realising the ultimate birthright – the right to be born without HIV.
We’re working hard to secure the rest of the funding, so that we can make this unique documentary a reality. We’ve been submersed in this project for almost a year, so its a great feeling for it to finally be flowering into something incredible.