A documentary film produced by Rotary’s broadcast media department that features Rotary member Marion Bunch and her work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in underprivileged African communities won two 2015 Telly Awards.
The prestigious awards are given annually to the finest film and video productions. Rotary’s documentary, “Rotary Family Health Days” received a Silver Telly, the highest honor, in the online video-documentary category, and a Bronze Telly in the online video-branded content and entertainment category. The documentary was shown by the South African Broadcasting Corporation and throughout Africa.
“What we tried to accomplish with the film was to get the good news and the good deeds out there so that the non-Rotary world can see it,” says producer Andrew Chudzinski. “It was a great collaborative project.”
The tremendous burden on the families of those infected by HIV/AIDS – particularly for older people caring for their terminally ill children and raising their grandchildren, and for children who are orphaned – is incalculable.
This is a story of people coming together to help fight this global killer along with other preventable diseases.
Inspired by Marion Bunch, an American woman who lost her son to AIDS, Rotary Family Health Days will offer free health care services over three days in S. Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda in April 2014.
Congratulations Marion Bunch!