UNAIDS and UNFPA has successfully organized the 1st AIDS Film Festival 08 at IDB Bhabon Theatre hall dated 24th November 08. 20 Films and audio Visual materials has participated in the festival from the 5 agencies. The participating agencies are Action Aid, Family Health International, SMC , UNFPA , USAID and UNAIDS.
The four days long film festival was inaugurated by the honorable chief guest Dr. Parvin Rashid, CEO – Social Marketing Company (SMC) accompanied by Mr. Arthur Erken, Country Representative, UNFPA. The inguration session was chaired by Mr. Dan Odallo, UCC UNAIDS.
After the opening speeches the respected guest has officially released the 1st AIDS Film volume of Bangladesh with the participation of a PLHIV leader the country. The mentioned Film volume contains most of the Films and Audio visuals that has been made since last 20 years in Bangladesh by different agencies and NGO’s. Copy of this volume will be distributed to all the partners NGO’s and government bodies specially working in the field of public health and HIV AIDS.
Premier Show of the Tale film “Aporajita” by Action Aid Bangladesh held in a very aristocratic manner right after the opening ceremony by UNAIDS and UNFPA ensuring the greatest participation of the donors like USAID, UNICEF, UNDP, Muktoakash, IOM and other UN families. Directors and script writers of the film were appeared once and share their feeling just before lunching the film.
Representatives from Media and local level Ngo’s working on HIV AIDS were present in the launching ceremony.
Selected Films for the Film week and the Volume
|Sl||Name of the Film||Organization||Key issues addressed||Focus Population||Duration|
|APORAJITA||Action Aid||Treatment issue of PLHIV||Doctors and Public Health Specialist||60 Min|
|UTSHO||UNAIDS||Reducing Stigma and Discrimination towards PLHIV HIV testing and Counselling||General Population Youths||Tale film 70 min|
|Hobona Badhon Hara||SMC||HIV Transmission HIV Prevention Community Impact||Migrant Worker and their family General population||52 min|
|RAKTO JOBA||Action AID||HIV testing and CounsellingHIV Transmission HIV Prevention||General Population||45 Min|
|FHI||HIV AIDS infection throughDrug use and sex HIV Prevention program for IDU||Drug users Prison Inmates||32 min|
|FERA (Documentary Film)||FHI||Drug Rehabilitation Program for HIV Prevention||Drug users Prison Inmates||27 min min|
|Gach Sadhu||UNFPA and Ministry of Labor and employment(Asiatic)||STI, HIV & AIDS||Tea Plantation workers||30 minutes|
|Dui Bon||UNFPA and Ministry of information(Bitopi)||Safe sex, VAW, STI / HIV & AIDS issues||Women, Male involvement in prevention VAW and HIV||30 minutes|