Film: Touching Nickon, A Jamaican AIDS Story

In its New York premiere, Touching Nickon: A Jamaican AIDS Story will be screened as part of the African Diaspora Film Festival on Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30pm at the Cowin Center (Teachers College, Columbia University at 525 West 120th Street) and Friday, December 4 at 4:30pm at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street). There will be a question and answer session after the screening.

Touching Nickon (Jamaica, 2007), by David Graham and Leslie Chin, is a groundbreaking Jamaican documentary that tackles the stigma, discrimination, social disruption, alternative healing, cultural acceptance, and the personal impact of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. The film explores the lives of children born with the disease that are left up to the benevolence of the nation, orphans who have lost both parents to HIV/AIDS, surviving relatives, and community members, to show the complexities of trying to face, understand, rationalize, and deal with the effects of the pandemic.

For full schedule, see http://www.nyadff.org/films.html

Image from http://www.unicef.org/jamaica/hiv_aids.html

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