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Wednesday, 09 November 2011 17:25

WNC AIDS Project offers special screening of ‘Life, Above All’

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The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) will show the award-winning film “Life Above All” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Fine Arts Theater in Asheville.

Lauded by critics at the Cannes Film Festival, the film tells a story of courage in the face of AIDS and stigma in contemporary South Africa.  

Just after the death of her newborn baby sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth.

In a review in Time Magazine, Mary Corliss wrote, “… Alone among the films at Cannes, ‘Life Above All’ was one that had critics cheering like school kids in a 10-minute standing ovation and wiping tears from their gimlet eyes. It has the high art and big heart of any award-worthy film ….” 

Tickets for “Life Above All are $10 or whatever attendees can afford and will be available at the door. 828.252.7489 or www.wncap.org.

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