Winner of the Grand Prix at the 22nd International Catholic Films and Multimedia Festival "Niepokalanow 2007"
Extracts from the Movie:
"I am sick; I donít have a good life... These children donít dislike me. They come everyday, bringing their prayers...They donít stop coming to a poor person. I have lost all my children and I remain with the little grandchildren. My house is in ruins but they donít dislike coming to this pig sty. When these children (the group) come I forget about my three deceased children who left their own children. I remember these children who bring me ďfood of Jesus ChristĒ, who was crucified for me." Johanna Mafela.
"It's a threat to the whole civilization. It's a threat to our future, it's a question of will there be generations around here. AIDS is a big stop sign saying "Just stop there. If you carry on like this you're going to die out"". Bishop Hugh Slattery MSC, Bishop of Tzaneen.
"Every morning I wake up then I try to pray. When I pray, in my prayer, all the time I'm just asking Mary so that she can help me so that I can work for the people. I've got the power now to have sympathy for other people. Mother Theresa, what she did - she tried to look for the suffering people and I found that especially with our people it's very hard. Who's going to look for the suffering people? According to the law of God they say you must love your neighbour as you love yourself. If one is suffering it's like you are suffering." Freddie Ramapuputla, Home Based Carer
"The stigma around AIDS is very real and it immobilizes people. It kind of cowers them into silence." Bishop Hugh Slattery
"Our lives are like earthenware jars that hold sometimes flowers and shrubs... the life of each one of us is very fragile and easily broken and we have to handle this body of our with great care and respect. Our bodies are made of clay. Each one of us, when we die, our bodies will return to dust. But inside this human body of ours, this earthen vessel, is God's Spirit and so that is why we must treat very well our bodies... It is sad for parents to see the funeral of their children. Our Sister,... like many other young people are leaving life very early and we all seem helpless as we watch sickness taking the young lives of many people." Fr Jimmy Kennedy SPS
"If you were alive in '76 put up your hand! Bishop Slattery has been telling me about the work that you are doing with Education for Life. We are also doing the same program in Durban with young people who we want to be leaders so that they do what the ones in 1976 did in the area of freeing education from apartheid. We want to do the same - freeing our young generation from HIV AIDS through the program Education for Life". Wilfrid Cardinal Napier, Archbishop of Durban
"To be honest enough, the situation has deteriorated, but I think it needs us to motivate them because, since the emergence of transition from the old system of government into the new South Africa, people have taken things so softly and I think the government has itself to blame because it relaxed many of its laws... so the children took advantage of that -"It is my right to go out at night! I will come home at midnight!"... that's why they are all roaming about here..." Cairo, Secondary School Teacher
"I've changed. I've changed a lot... and it's possible. I thought it wasn't possible at first but it's possible if they're really there with all that they've got and they open their hearts...but, back then I wish that somebody would have told me to abstain." Anicia
"...They were bombarding them with facts and figures and knowledge. And at one stage they went into one of the schools and the principal actually said "Look don't come back here you are just distressing us", and they went away with that and they really thought to themselves "Gosh, what are we going to do?" because through that comment they realized that knowledge is not enough. Knowledge doesn't change behaviour..." Sr. Bernadette Duffy
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