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    To The Rescue - Scenarios from the Sahel


    by OneWorldTV

    In a hotel lift, a businessman's composure is ruffled when a stunning young professional woman walks in. As he is leaving the lift, a string of condoms falls from his pocket. The young woman discovers the condoms and imagines with horror the potential consequences for the young man and his lady friend if he discovers his loss too late. She resolves to overcome her embarrassment and go to his rescue....

    By Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali, based on an original idea by Olga Ouédraogo, aged 22, from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

    Scenarios from the Sahel is a unique collection of 13 films exploring the issue of HIV/Aids in Africa. The films combine humour, drama and animation with information about the nature of HIV/AIDS and the best forms of prevention. They provide an insight into the daily experience of living with the disease as experienced by people of all ages in Africa.

    In 1997, thousands of young people under 25 in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso took part in a contest inviting them to come up with ideas for short films on HIV/AIDS. The contest was so successful that a second contest was held in early 2000. Special emphasis in this contest was placed on encouraging girls/young women, rural youth, and young people who do not attend school to participate. Scores of organisations worked in partnership to bring the conteststo communities, and almost 22,000 young people took part.

    Scenarios from the Sahel (now known as Scenarios From Africa) is a community mobilisation, education and media project. It offers children and young people the opportunity to work with international directors in the production of short fiction films to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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