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Title It's my life [electronic resource] / a film by Brian Tilley ; presented by Dominant 7, Big World Cinema, Steps for the Future, and Arte France.
Published Boston, MA : Icarus Films, 2001.

Description 1 online resource (74 min.)
Series Health and society in video
Note Previously published as DVD.
Summary "Despite the fact that anti-retroviral medicines would allow 4.7 million South Africans with HIV to lead almost normal lives, the South African government has failed to provide them in public hospitals and clinics. And in a series of dangerous public statements, the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has questioned the link between HIV and AIDS. In response to these devastating policies Zackie Achmat, who is HIV positive and the acting chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), has decided not to take anti-retroviral medicines until they are made available by the government in public hospitals and clinics. Filmed over five months, Its My Life follows Zackie as he leads a court battle against the multinational drug companies to allow the introduction of cheaper, generic drugs, and takes on the South African government for its confusing policies around HIV and AIDS. Zackie's provocative position is not one all his friends and colleagues support. When Zackie gets ill, everyone wants to know why he refuses to take the medicines that would let him lead a healthier life. It's My Life interweaves personal and public images to provide an intimate look at an internationally profiled defiance campaign, and the complexities of its leading figure."--Original container.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Health and society in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Achmat, Zackie.
AIDS activists -- South Africa.
Antiviral agents -- South Africa.
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
HIV infections -- Treatment -- Government policy -- South Africa.
Genre Documentary films.
Internet videos.
Related Names Achmat, Zackie.
Brooks, Philip, 1953-2003.
Markovitz, Steven.
Tilley, Brian.
ARTE France.
Dominant 7 (Firm)
First Run/Icarus Films.
Steps for the Future (Organization)
Collection Title Alexander Street Press.
NIH/NLM Women's Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project Grant.
Additional Format Original