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African Widows
  My Dead Husband’s Land
Internews Documentary Spotlights AIDS Widow’s Struggle for Her Rights


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November 29, 2006 – An Internews Network documentary premiered Tuesday, November 28 on the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s most prestigious documentary television program, Special Assignment. My Dead Husband’s Land tells the story of an HIV-positive widow, Betty Tom, and the transformation of her community on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya.

“At Orongo village, women of the Luo ethnic group are using the AIDS epidemic to positively transform their culture, in a fashion as yet unprecedented in Africa. It is a tale of endurance, courage and love,” says film director Mia Malan, Senior Health Journalism Advisor for Internews Network.

Video excerpt from My Dead Husband's Land:

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