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Title Odô yá! : life with AIDS / produced and directed by Tania Cypriano.
Imprint New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1999.


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (59 min.)
Series Filmakers Library online.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
For College; Adult audiences.
American Psychiatric Association, 1999
Best Documentary, Pan African Film Festival, 1999
Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Festival, 1999
National HIV/AIDS Update Conference, 1999
What's Happening series, MoMA, 1999
Print version record.
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Brazil.
Candomblé (Religion) -- Brazil.
Genre Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Summary This is the affirming story of how Candomble, a Brazilian religion of African origin, has become a source of strength and power for a group of AIDS sufferers. Shot in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Bahia, it shows the rituals of Candomble and the celebration of Carnival. It features the personal struggles and words of wisdom from those whose faith have brought endurance and pride. Rather than denying the sexuality of this African-descendant population, innovative education programs have been developed for its followers. Where other religions preach abstinence, Candomble advocates the use of condoms so that sexuality need not be repressed. This beautifully shot documentary puts the epidemic in a cultural context, showing how this joyful religion helps its followers cope with the illness. An important film for classes in medical anthropology, folklore and religion, and Latin American culture.