The St. Louis chapter of the ONE Campaign is hosting a free screening and discussion of the film The Lazarus Effect on Wed., May 9th at 7:00 p.m. Come early! Doors open at 6:30 and food and drink are available for purchase. Have a beer with local ONE members, learn about this terrific organization and browse our Africa display prior to the screening at 7.
The Lazarus Effect is a 40 minute documentary film by Lance Bangs and RED in association with Anonymous Content and HBO. Executive Producer is Spike Jones. This film follows the story of HIV+ people in a small community in Zambia who, in as few as 40 days, undergo a remarkable transformation thanks to access to treatment. This film personalizes the terrible consequences of the AIDS epidemic in Africa and shows the remarkable success of the UN’s Global Fund and President Bush’s PEPFAR fund (The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). There will be a short discussion following the movie and an opportunity to participate in an advocacy action as well as information on the on-going effort to ensure that all babies are born free of HIV by 2015.
HIV/AIDS is a preventable and treatable disease yet it has killed more than 20 million people in Africa. In 2002 only 50,000 people had access to the medication but today over 4 million people are on antiretroviral medications. Come and view this film and its message of hope. Learn how you can ensure that these life-saving treatments continue for people all across Africa.