Thembi's AIDS Diary

In South Africa more than five million people are living with HIV/AIDS, including a young woman named Thembi Ngubane.

2006 / Joe Richman / All Things Considered, USA


In South Africa more than five million people are living with HIV/AIDS, including a young woman named Thembi Ngubane.

Thembi kept a radio diary for over a year, giving voice to her thoughts and experiences and providing insight into an incomprehensible epidemic.

Thembi's AIDS Diary won the Best Documentary: Bronze Award in the 2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was co-produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes.


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