As the world commemorated the World AIDS Day on December 1, Young people surviving in the Slums of Namuwongo under their umbrella, Touch The Slum, decided to use a short film to fight misconceptions and myths attached to HIV/ AIDS.
Better together, the short film sensitizes society on how people living positively should be treated.
The short film was written by Bayan Nalubwama who also happens to be a Journalist.
During the movie premier, Nalubwama disclosed that the movie was inspired by stories from some of the female contestants of Miss and Mr Y+, central region.
“While I was behind my camera, I observed that many of the contestants especially the female, were in the race to fight and end Stigma in the society,” she said.
Nalubwama added,” They revealed that they did not receive equal treatment from their classmates because of their HIV statuses, and I believed that I could join the fight against Stigma through this short movie.”
In the movie Shot in the Slums of Namuwongo in 2021, young actors Vivian Mutoni Sabrina, Monica Achieng Amina, and Komukama Suzan were the lead characters.
In an era where many youths were born with HIV/AIDs, Monica Achieng Amina one of the lead actor, is mistreated and stigmatized by some of the members in her society because she was born with the virus.
Mutoni Vivian Sabrina, her age mate leads a group of other girls to make Achieng feel unsafe in the society.
Achieng, is saved by her guardian who talked to the village chairperson.
The conversations, led to sensitization activities in the community, and through the process, Mutoni also finds out that she is a victim too.
The film was directed by Lubanjuma and produced by Touch The Slum Organization.