AHF: HIV Documentary ‘Wilhemina’s War’ to Screen at Pan African Film Festival, Feb 12th & Feb. 14th

Friday, Feb 12th Red Carpet Gala to include
film’s Wilhemina; her granddaughter, Dayshal, who has been living with
HIV since birth; R&B singer Monica and crossover artist B.Slade, among
others. AHF Grant Fund recipient, June Cross, directed film that sheds
light on HIV stigma and medical care in rural communities in the
American South.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of Black History Month, AIDS
Healthcare Foundation
(AHF) is proud to support the Pan
African Film Festival’s
screening in Los Angeles of the
groundbreaking HIV/AIDS documentary film Wilhemina’s
War’
on Friday, February 12th
at the Rave Cinemas, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (4020 Marlton
Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008). A Red Carpet Gala arrival featuring the
film’s Wilhemina; her granddaughter, Dayshal, who has been
living with HIV since birth; R&B singer Monica; Gospel and
crossover artist B.Slade and June Cross, the documentary’s
director, among others, will take place from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The film will screen from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The film, which was produced and directed by AHF Grant Fund recipient June
Cross
, follows a Southern grandmother’s struggles to help her loved
ones through the scourge of HIV in a state hostile to public health
care. The February 12th screening & gala is
SOLD OUT
. However, a second screening will take place on Sunday,
February 14th at 4:00 p.m.
at the RAVE Cinemas, Baldwin
Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Tickets for the February 14th screening
can be purchased in advance via Holman
United Methodist Church
(323.731.7285) starting at $15. Seating is
limited.

‘Wilhemina’s War’ is a poignant, eye-opening documentary that
truly sheds light on the ongoing struggles we face in combating HIV
stigma and the lingering barriers that prevent people living with
HIV/AIDS from accessing care and treatment,” said Cynthia Davis,
MPH, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew
University of Medicine and Science and Chair of AHF’s Board of
Directors. “We are so proud that AHF was able to support the filmmaker
June Cross through the AHF Grant Fund and know that we will continue to
see great things from her.”

WHAT: Documentary, ‘Wilhemina’s War’ at L.A.’s Pan African
Film Festival
NOTE: This Friday screening is SOLD OUT. The film
will also screen at the same location Sunday, February 14th
at 4:00 p.m. $15/tix

WHEN: FRIDAY, February 12th

  • 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. RED CARPET GALA
    ARRIVALS

    • Wilhemina, the film’s title character
    • Dayshal, her granddaughter, who has been living with HIV
      since birth
    • Monica, R&B singer
    • B.Slade, Gospel & Crossover artist
    • June Cross, the documentary’s director
    • Others TBD
  • 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FILM SCREENING
    of ‘Wilhemina’s War’
  • 9:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Q & A Session,
    Special Words from Monica and B.Slade; musical tribute.

WHERE: Rave Cinemas, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (4020 Marlton
Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008)

WHAT: ‘Wilhemina’s War’ documentary screening at Pan
African Film Festival

WHEN: SUNDAY, February 14th 4:00 p.m.
Tickets $15.00 each

WHERE: Rave Cinemas, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (4020 Marlton
Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008)

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592,000 individuals in 35 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
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