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Dylan McGinty (dylan@frif.com)
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 13:12:06 -0700 (PDT)

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Dear Videonewsies,

Last week, the new documentary IT'S MY LIFE won the Special Award for=20
Human Rights Awareness, presented by V=E1clav Havel, at the One World=20
International Human Rights Film Festival (Prague). The festival's jury=20
report praised the the film:

"This powerful, authentic story of a person, who is not unfamiliar to=20
various types of suffering himself, carries a powerful message of the power=
=20
of the powerless, of the courage of personal sacrifice for the sake of the=
=20
other humans whose rights are threatened. The film exceptionally showcases=
=20
the defense of human rights and the necessity of global human=20
responsibility to the world as a whole; a responsibility which would make=20
it impossible for anyone to take advantage of human progress for the sake=20
of only a defined group of the privileged." - Jury Report of the 2002 One=20
World International Human Rights Film Festival (Prague)

And, in another recent victory for the Treatment Action Campaign, which is=
=20
profiled in the film, on April 17, 2002 the South African government=20
announced the most sweeping shift yet in its AIDS policy, offering=20
state-funded anti-retroviral treatment to rape victims for the first time.=
=20
(See New York Times article available online).

Filmed over five months, IT'S MY LIFE follows The HIV positive chairperson=
=20
of the Treatment Action Campaign, Zackie Achmat (who has refused to take=20
anti-retroviral medicines until they are made available by the government=20
in public hospitals and clinics) as he leads a court battle against the=20
multi-national drug companies to allow the introduction of cheaper, generic=
=20
drugs, and takes on the South African government for it's confusing=20
policies around HIV/AIDS.

For more information about IT=92S MY LIFE, see:=20
http://frif.com/new2002/mlife.html

72 minutes / Color / 2001 / Order #V2-08
Sale/video: $375
Rental/video: $100

* Please refer to Order #'s on all purchase orders and written requests.
* Free preview for purchase consideration available.
* Purchase price includes Public Performance Rights.
* Canadian rights are available for this title.

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First Run / Icarus Films
32 Court Street, 21st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 488-8900
(800) 876-1710 (for U.S. and Canada only)
Fax: (718) 488-8642
Email: mail@frif.com
Website: www.frif.com

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For more information on IT'S MY LIFE or the issues it discusses, please=20
contact us at (718) 488-8900 or via email at mail@frif.com.

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Dear Videonewsies,

Last week, the new documentary IT'S MY LIFE  won  the Special Award for Human Rights Awareness, presented by V=E1clav Havel, at the One World International Human Rights Film Festival (Prague).  The festival's jury report praised the the film:

"This powerful, authentic story of a person, who is not unfamiliar to various types of suffering himself, carries a powerful message of the power of the powerless, of the courage of personal sacrifice for the sake of the other humans whose rights are threatened. The film exceptionally showcases the defense of human rights and the necessity of global human responsibility to the world as a whole; a responsibility which would make it impossible for anyone to take advantage of human progress for the sake of only a defined group of the privileged." - Jury Report of the 2002 One World International Human Rights Film Festival (Prague)

And, in another recent victory for the Treatment Action Campaign, which is profiled in the film, on April 17, 2002 the South African government announced the most sweeping shift yet in its AIDS policy, offering state-funded anti-retroviral treatment to rape victims for the first time. (See  New York Times article available online).

Filmed over five months, IT'S MY LIFE follows The HIV positive chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign, Zackie Achmat (who has refused to take anti-retroviral medicines until they are made available by the government in public hospitals and clinics) as he leads a court battle against the multi-national drug companies to allow the introduction of cheaper, generic drugs, and takes on the South African government for it's confusing policies around HIV/AIDS.

For more information about IT=92S MY LIFE,  see: http://frif.com/new2002/mlife.html

72 minutes / Color / 2001 / Order #V2-08
Sale/video: $375
Rental/video: $100

* Please refer to Order #'s on all purchase orders and written requests.
* Free preview for purchase consideration available.
* Purchase price includes Public Performance Rights.
* Canadian rights are available for this title.

***************************************************************************
First Run / Icarus Films
32 Court Street, 21st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 488-8900
(800) 876-1710 (for U.S. and Canada only)
Fax: (718) 488-8642
Email: mail@frif.com
Website: www.frif.com

***************************************************************************

For more information on IT'S MY LIFE or the issues it discusses, please contact us at (718) 488-8900 or via email at mail@frif.com.

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