A new documentary film by filmmaker Art Jones is screening at Bloombars on July 24th. I'm attaching the synopsis below:
"Thirteen Percent (2012, 87 min), by DC filmmaker Art Jones, takes a probing look at how and why African-Americans, who account for 13% of the US population, have come to account for 50% of all new HIV-AIDS diagnoses in the country, and asks what it will take to stop the epidemic within the black community.
Interviews with trailblazers such as Pastor Rainey Cheeks of Inner Light Ministries, Paul Kawata of the National AIDS Minority Council, Pernessa Seele, founder of Balm In Gilead and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, along with a variety of individuals who are living with HIV – help us explore the evolution of the virus in Black America, and offers urgent, culturally sensitive solutions, which may be our best hope to stop the spread of this disease.
The film will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director and co-producer, as well as many of the DC-based experts and HIV-positive persons featured in the film."