Running Time: 2 Minutes, 37 seconds.
AWAITING TOMORROW features young women and men living with HIV/AIDS in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the on-going conflict has claimed some four million lives. Through their personal stories, the film explores how the effects of HIV/AIDS on their lives are compounded by the conflict and insecurity of the region. Facing stigma in their families, lacking adequate nutrition and access to health care, these young persons bravely confront the disease and “await tomorrow.” They advocate for national and international policy to provide critical assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS and outreach on testing and prevention. AWAITING TOMORROW is an urgent call to action by people living with HIV/AIDS in war-torn DRC to confront the disease that is ravaging communities throughout Africa.
Copyright 2006 Ajedi-Ka/PES / WITNESS
UPDATE: Read about WITNESS' trip to the DRC to raise awareness for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Congo.