If you are one of the people that read my blog, then you probably know I went to South Africa back in September to work on a short documentary about AIDS orphans. Well the film is in the final stages, and things are really coming together. So to go along with the film, a series of desktop wallpapers are now available for you in 2 sizes. Wide screen and normal depending on your monitor, and available for your iPhone.
If you are so inclined, please go to the Call Her Mama website and download the freebies. While you are there, please take some time to read about the film and the amazing woman, Mama Nozake who is taking care of so many of these children.
If you are in Kansas City on February 13th, there is a pre-screening of the film at 7:30 pm, Indian Creek Community Church. Olathe, KS
“In South Africa, when “Mama” is attached to your name, you have been given a title of great respect. You have earned it by nourishing not only your own family, but your entire community. Mama Nozake has done much to deserve the title…
Mama’s community of Motherwell is a township of about a million people in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It is a community where people have very little in the way of material goods or even provisions to meet basic needs. What they do have is a distinction no community wants…one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world.
But they also have Mama Nozake. Her lack of formal education (fifth grade) is more than overcome by her insight, wisdom and determination. She feeds 200 children a day, manages an AIDS support group, supervises a community garden, and has started a crèche. She also manages community care workers who visit those with HIV/AIDS…bringing them food, medicine, and love.
I met Mama Nozake in 2008 and was impressed by her story and the difficulties she has overcome to make a difference in her community. Hers is a story that is begging to be told. And it is my great honor to bring it to you.” Film Director Tim Stout 2009.