Searching for Hawa's secret (VHS tape, 1999) [Beloit College]
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Searching for Hawa's secret

Searching for Hawa's secret

Author: National Film Board of Canada.; First Run/Icarus Films.
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Canadian scientist Frank Plummer discovered that a small group of sex workers in the Nairobi shanty-town seemed to be immune from HIV. He believed a vaccine for HIV might come from duplicating whatever it was that make this group of women immune.
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and Factual Films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Documentaires
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives
Films autres que de fiction
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: National Film Board of Canada.; First Run/Icarus Films.
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
OCLC Number: 45448813
Credits: Directed by Larry Krotz ; produced by Joe MacDonald ; narration written by Larry Krotz ; camera, Charles Lavack, Brian Rougeau ; editors, Steve Weslak, Neila Benson ; narrator, David Fox ; music, Glenn Buhr.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Fox.
Awards: Chris Award Winner: 47th Columbus Film & Video Festival
Official Selection: 2000 AmFar National HIV/AIDS Conference Film Festival ; 2000 African Studies Association Conference Film Festival ; 2001 National Women's Studies Association Film Festival.
Description: 1 videocassette (47 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Abstract:

Canadian scientist Frank Plummer discovered that a small group of sex workers in the Nairobi shanty-town seemed to be immune from HIV. He believed a vaccine for HIV might come from duplicating whatever it was that make this group of women immune.
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Searching for Hawa's Secret

(EMRO user published 2018-11-09 ) Very Good Permalink
Canadian microbiologist, Frank Plummer, arrived in Nairobi, Kenya in 1981, before the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Since that time, approximately 30 million people have been infected with this deadly disease; 70% of whom live in sub-saharan Africa. While providing medical care to the hundreds of women...
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