Women Make Movies, 2015. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Video — 1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
In much of America, progress in HIV/AIDS treatment suggests the worst is behind us, but every year 50,000 Americans are still diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS. Astonishingly, it’s one of the leading causes of death of African American women. And nearly half of the Americans with HIV live in the South, where the AIDS epidemic has taken root in rural communities.. WILHEMINA’S WAR is an intimate, personal narrative that tells the story of one family’s struggle with HIV over the course of five years. Despite facing institutional and personal obstacles every step of the way, 62-year-old Wilhemina Dixon works tirelessly to combat the stigma and care for her daughter and granddaughter, both HIV-positive.. Nominee for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards.