VMMC Film "It's About the People" Screenings in Chicago

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Two advanced screenings of Lisa Russell's new documentary short film, “It’s About the People” will take place in Chicago this week around the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting.

University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) Screening

Sponsored by: Global Health Program, School of Public Health, UIC
Location of screening: School of Public Health, Room 932 (1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago IL 60612)
Date: Friday, October 30
Time: 12-1 p.m.

APHA Global Public Health Film Festival Screening

Location of screening: McCormick Place (2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago IL 60616)
Date: Monday, November 2
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.


"It's About the People" tells the story of an innovative intervention to prevent HIV transmission in Tanzania. The 16-minute film is directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker, Lisa Russell, MPH and founder of the ‘I Sell the Shadow’ project for the United Nations. It marks her second short documentary film focused on the prevention of HIV through voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). "It's About the People" is narrated by internationally renowned hip-hop artist, actor, and poet, Common (English version), and iconic East African hip hop artist, Fid Q (Kiswahili version). The film will be released and available to the public on World AIDS Day. To receive announcements about the film, please sign up to receive AIDSFree updates.