"When I first went down to South Carolina, I thought I knew what to expect. But I wasn’t prepared for it. Not at all."
Wilhemina's War, from producer Lisa Desai and filmmaker June Cross, traces the impact of HIV through three generations of women in a rural South Carolina community. Desai and Cross spoke about the long process to make their film about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which disproportionately hits black women living in the rural South, and the urgency to create a film about what Cross calls America's "Medical Apartheid."
This screening and Q&A were part of our Film Friday Event Series, sponsored by The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards and The Columbia Journalism School Documentary Program.