Thirteen Percent

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."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good film puts things in perspective on what is really goin on in the world

    July 25, 2012

  • Elizabeth

    I second Stephanie's comments. Great job Ashley, the film was well put together and inspiring. I look forward to upcoming films.

    July 25, 2012

  • Stephanie

    The film was enligthening and very well put together. Then subject matter is certain to inspire a much needed conversation in the black community.

    July 25, 2012

  • Crystal

    Held up later than expected. Just arrived but didn't want to interrupt film.

    July 24, 2012

  • Ashley F.

    Hey, there is a suggested $10 donation. There is 2 hour parking along the streets. I will be driving and haven't had an issue finding parking around 11th.

    July 12, 2012

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