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The Resource Everyone's Child, (electronic resource)

Everyone's Child, (electronic resource)

Label
Everyone's Child
Title
Everyone's Child
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A feature film examining the plight of Africa's 10,000,000 children orphaned by AIDS. Everyone's Child is an eloquent call for action on behalf of Africa's millions of parentless children. Through the tragic story of one Zimbabwean family devastated by AIDS, the film challenges Africans to reaffirm their tradition that an orphan becomes "Everyone's Child." Everyone's Child is the most recent production from Zimbabwe's Media for Development Trust (MFD). This prolific production company represents one significant trend among African filmmakers: producing feature films to intervene explicitly in urgent social issues. For example, MFD's first feature, Neria, which called on women to exercise their newly won legal rights against patriarchal custom, broke box office records so that eventually one in three Zimbabweans saw it. Everyone's Child was produced in direct response to the prediction that by the year 2000 there will be over 10,000,000 AIDS orphans on the African continent. At the same time, the film focuses attention on millions of other children left homeless by civil wars or abandoned because their parents could not support them. MFD first conceived Everyone's Child as a training tape for community-based orphan care programs. But the rapid spread of AIDS made the problem so acute they felt only a feature film could place the issue at the forefront of the national agenda. For their production team, MFD drew on some of the most creative young talent in Zimbabwe. The script was based on a story by novelist Shimmer Chinodya, author of Harvest of Thorns, and was directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of the novel Nervous Condition. The exceptional soundtrack features 12 original songs by Zimbabwe's most popular musicians, including Thomas Mapfumo, Leonard Zhakata and Andy "Tomato Sauce" Brown. Leading Zimbabwean actors star in the film, but many of the younger roles were played by actual streetchildren trained in a special workshop. "A moving tale of the plight of children whose parents have died of AIDS...The performances are surprisingly subtle." - Chicago Tribune "A remarkable film...A wonderful counterbalance to the many didactic AIDS prevention films which ignore the wider societal context of the disease." - Jonathan M. Mann, Founding Director, Global Program on AIDS, WHO "Challenges us to find sensible and sensitive ways to support those who cope with HIV that reflect their, and not our realities" - David Nabarro, ODA Chief Health and Population Advisor "It exemplifies the efforts of women filmmakers and will help place Zimbabwean and Southern African film on the map." - Africa Film & TV
Member of
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dangarembga, Tsitsi
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
83
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • AIDS
Technique
live action
Label
Everyone's Child, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 84 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1139651
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kan1139651
  • (OCoLC)908378017
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Everyone's Child, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 84 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1139651
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kan1139651
  • (OCoLC)908378017
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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