group including Elon students and faculty and staff members spent
the winter term in Namibia working toward illuminating that country's
fight with AIDS thanks to funding by grants from Pfizer and Project
The Elon group
premiered a documentary short film about AIDS in Namibia, "The Shining
Lights of Opuwu," at the Katutura Community Arts Center (KCAC) during
their January visit to the African nation. They also gathered more
footage for their five-part documentary series about AIDS in Namibia,
titled "Faces of Hope."
To read more
about the documentary, go to the site allAfrica.com at http://allafrica.com/stories/200402060425.html
for a Feb. 6 article about the Elon premiere.
senior video producer, Bryan Baker, senior audio producer, and sociology
professor Tom Arcaro teamed up with students Katrina Taylor, Rachel
Copeland and Samantha White on the Jan. 11-31 visit to Namibia.
The group gathered
video footage for the "Faces of Hope" series, as well as public
service announcements for Pfizer, Inc., to inform Namibians about
the availability of new medications to fight AIDS. The group also
cut an audio CD of songs performed by the AIDS Awareness Club from
for the CD to be sold together with the documentary DVD, with proceeds
benefiting HIV and AIDS efforts in Africa. More information about
Project Pericles can be found by visiting http://www.elon.edu/community/pericles/.