Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Silent Genocide: A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS


NEW YORK -- Brooklyn born performance poet/artist Tantra-zawadi, announced the released of a short documentary titled “A Silent Genocide:  A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS” today.  Ms. Zawadi created this project in conjunction with Stony Brook University’s World AIDS Day banquet.

A Silent Genocide:  A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS, shot on location in New York City and Los Angeles, features a commentary by Betty Makoni, the founder of Girl Child Network Worldwide and a Top 10 finalist for CNN’s 2009 Heroes Award, offers insights into the personal experience of those living with HIV/AIDS.  Through art and activism, A Silent Genocide shows viewers how these individuals are striving to decrease the staggering numbers of new infections.

A Silent Genocide is directed by Ms. Zawadi and Oliver Covrett of XYAYX Multimedia who also edited and produced the film.  Musical contributions for the project include Tut Burks and Xavier Kemp with artwork by Shanna Melton.


This is Tantra-zawadi’s third project to raise awareness regarding HIV/AIDS.  Her video “Scarlet Waters” was featured on the Product (RED) video wall as well as a PSA for Mark Herbert Productions/Betah and Associates. 


Tantra-zawadi is an internationally known performance poet/recording artist and the author of “alifepoeminprogress.”  She has performed her soul stirring life-poems to standing room audiences at venues all over the world; most recently at the Badilisha Poetry X-Change Festival in Cape Town, South Africa.    Her latest projects include:  “Girl – A Choreospective”, and collaborations such as The Love Planet EP by Collective Spirits, EARTHOLOGY by Floyd Boykin, Jr., and THE LIBERATION SESSIONS by Mwalim.  


A Silent Genocide:  A Brief Insight into HIV/AIDS
A Documentary by Tantra-zawadi
Filmed and Produced by Oliver Covrett, XYAYX Multimedia
Now on YouTube.com

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