Irine Kalida Movie Review

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1(a). The first scene that caught my attention revolved around a Ugandan woman named Irine Kaliba. Her husband had contracted AIDS by his brother through a blood transfusion. She went to the WHO in Genevia in search for a cure, but when told she could not speak to Dr. Jonathon Mann without an appointment, she broke down in tears. This, in my opinion, was one of the most emotional and effective moments in the film. It showed not only the effects of the virus on the individual itself, but loved ones around them as well. Dr. Mann enountered Irine and explained that even though there was no cure yet and that her husband would eventually die, there was a prejudice attatched to AIDS that they had to fight. Irine explained how hospital workers …show more content…
This scene directly addressed the concern for the anti-viral cost.
If those living in America could already barely afford it, how could people like Katherine even think of treatment? This question of clear inequity paved the way for people such as Dr. Peter Piot to lead a new agency created by the UN to fight AIDS. His top priority was to put AIDS at the top of the political agenda. 200 million dollars was spent on AIDS in developing countries around the world, but it was not enough for a pandemic this big. This portion of the film expressed the true inequity in the world of those suffering from HIV. It showed audiences the other side of the coin, the one where people were not getting treated, even though there was an active anti-viral proven successful on treating AIDS.Governments including Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa, ignored this inequity by blaming AIDS on environment and poverty, not an actual virus. Infection rates rose toover 20 million people in Africa diagnosed as HIV positive. I found this would resonate within audiences on what true hopelessness is and that the inequity gap is not only evident, but increasing.

1(c). The last scene that really stood out to me was when U2 lead singer Bono

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