Los Angeles, CA, November 22, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Chronicle Project is pleased to announce that its award-winning documentary film, "Dear Francis," will be featured at the 2005 New York AIDS Film Festival. The feature film which explores the AIDS pandemic in the world’s most HIV-infected country is set to screen on Sunday, December 4th at 2:15pm at the Silver Center of New York University. This will be the film’s New York premiere and is amongst other films such as Spike Lee’s short “Jesus Children of America” and the world premiere of MTV Network International’s "Transit."
The New York Aids Film Festival kicks off on World AIDS Day, December 1st and is celebrating its third year. MTV and NYU are the 2005 Hosts. For more information on the Festival, visit www.newyorkaidsfilmfestival.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October, "Dear Francis" received a Crystal Heart Award at the 14th Annual Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. The film was also an official selection at the Westwood International Film Festival in October.
"Dear Francis" puts a face to the AIDS pandemic as it chronicles the personal stories of two strangers and the Swazis they befriend. After the UN officially declared the small African kingdom of Swaziland to be the world's most HIV-infected nation, Lance and Kelly, two Texas college students with high ideals, great hopes, and a bit of naiveté, embark on a most unconventional AIDS prevention program. Developing relationships with their students, they discover that the causes of this plague are much more disturbing and complex than they could have ever imagined. Through this unique story and interviews with Swaziland's leading experts, the film highlights the hope of a nation's future against seemingly insurmountable odds... one life at a time.
“We are pleased with the opportunity to bring awareness to the unbelievable devastation being caused by the HIV/AIDS crisis in Swaziland. Almost 40% of the population is infected," says Producer Dave Mahanes. "Our goal for the movie is for Americans to understand and experience this pandemic in a more personal way than ever before by telling parts of the story through the eyes of two typical Americans. Hopefully through this film people will realize the average person can make a difference,” says Co-Director, Brent Gudgel.
“We are proud to have 'Dear Francis' in this year’s selection—it is a shining example of what the festival is trying to achieve.” - Suzanne Engo, NYAFF Festival Founder.
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