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VI Cinema Mostra Presents “A Silent Genocide: A Brief Insight Into HIV/AIDS” in Sao Paolo August 12-19, 2010

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VI Cinema Mostra to Premiere

“A Silent Genocide: A Brief Insight Into HIV/AIDS”

Filmed by Tantra-zawadi and Oliver Covrett

in Sao Paolo August 12-19, 2010

Event Sponsored by Groupo Pela Vidda/SP

Celebrating its 21st Anniversary  in the Fight Against AIDS

(NEW YORK, NY) AUGUST 10, 2010 —“A Silent Genocide: A Brief Insight Into HIV/AIDS,” a short documentary by spoken word performance, author and filmmaker Tantra-zawadi and Oliver Covrett will make its debut in Sao Paolo, Brazil August 12, 2010 <http://www.cinemamostraaids.org.br>

“A Silent Genocide,” filmed by Tantra-zawadi and Oliver Covrett of XYAYX Multimedia, offers a brief insight into the personal experience of those living with HIV/AIDS and those striving to decrease the staggering numbers of new infections through art and activism.

The event is promoted by Grupo Pela Vidda/SP, a non-governmental and not for profit organization which has been working in the fight against AIDS for 21 years in the development of volunteer activities, prevention, and defense of rights of people living with HIV-AIDS. For more information about the Grupo Pela Vidda/SP, please visit them on-line at <http://www.aids.org.br>.

The event is non-profit and most of the tickets will be distributed for free at the NGO’s and at health systems, which attend to people from all walks of life living with HIV/AIDS.

Cinema Mostra AIDS believes “A Silent Genocide – A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS” is an important contribution to the fight against AIDS and will have great influence on the media in Brazil.

Tantra-zawadi, expressed her appreciation to Cinema Mostra AIDS for showcasing her film, stating: “It is a blessing to know that our involvement will help people in Brazil and the world community in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. We are truly grateful.”

The film was shot on location in New York City and Los Angeles featuring commentary by Betty Makoni, the founder of Girl Child Network Worldwide and one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes for 2009. Musical contributions for the project include Tut Burks and Xavier Kemp with artwork by Shanna Melton and poetry by Iyapiphany, Jamala Safari and Wynter.

This is Tantra-zawadi’s third project to raise awareness regarding HIV/AIDS. Her video “Scarlet Waters” was featured on the Product (RED) video wall as well as a PSA for Mark Herbert Productions/Betah and Associates.

To view the film on-line, please visit <www.youtube.com/tantra-zawadi>



Tantra-zawadi is an internationally known performance poet/recording artist and the author of “alifepoeminprogress” and “Gathered at Her Sky.” She has performed her soul stirring life-poems to standing room audiences at venues all over the world; most recently at the Badilisha Poetry X-Change Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Her latest projects include: “Girl – A Choreospective”, “Soldier Blues” and collaborations such as The Love Planet EP by Collective Spirits, Giant Steps-Back From Miami with Do It Now Recordings, Summer Breeze EP by Dolls Combers, Poetic Stimulus, EARTHOLOGY by Floyd Boykin, Jr., and the award winning Liberation Sessions by Mwalim.

For information about Tantra-zawadi, please visit http://www.tantra-zawadi.com


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Written by diamondandcompanypr

August 2, 2010 at 09:39

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