Steps For The Future
Steps for the Future is a challenging, provocative and unconventional collection of films and outreach programme dealing with the crisis of HIV & AIDS in Southern Africa. From seven different countries of the Southern African region comes a unique collection of positive, brave and unusual stories about how individuals are confronting their lives and societies are changing under the impact of HIV/AIDS. The films form part of a media-advocacy campaign which promotes debate and discussion around HIV/AIDS related topics such as disclosure, discrimination, treatment and living positively. These unconventional stories celebrate the strength of the people who share and reflect on their experiences of HIV/AIDS. Steps for the Future not only challenges fear and stigmatisation with stories of hope, but also dismantles discrimination and ignorance by cultivating tolerance and promoting the belief that actually, life is a beautiful thing.
CareTakers is a collaboration between Syeps and Sanbi, two organizations that meet at the interface between human society and the natural living world, about South Africa’s rich, natural heritage and the dedicated people who care for it. The project is driven by a growing recognition that ordinary people need to be savvy about the importance of Nature in providing a habitable living space, and to become actively involved in taking care of it. Care of nature can only happen if there is deep understanding of what it is and how it works. Films produced for CareTakers provide information about the different components, processes and geographical variation of biodiversity in South Africa, as well as how ordinary people are rising to the challenge, serving as role models for a viable future on planet Earth.
Steps and the Bertha Foundation present AfriDocs, the first documentary strand across sub-Saharan Africa. Finally the best documentaries made in Africa can be seen by African audiences on DStv (ED channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65). Weekly. Tuesday evenings. AfriDocs will not only show African documentaries but also the best from around the world.