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Wednesday, May 14, 2003

South African HIV/AIDS Activist Zackie Achmat Profiled in The New Yorker and the New York Times

In the current The New Yorker (May 19, 2003), Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power profiles Zackie Achmat, "...the most significant protest leader in South Africa since Nelson Mandela." Zackie is HIV-positive, and though his doctors have urged him to take antiretrovirals, he refuses to take the drugs until they're available to all South African AIDS patients through the public health system.

The May 10, 2003 New York Times Saturday Profile column entitled In Grip of AIDS, South African Cries for Equity also covered Zackie's heroic stance.

The award winning film IT'S MY LIFE follows Zackie as he leads a court battle against the multinational drug companies to allow the introduction of cheaper, generic drugs, and takes on the South African government for it's confusing policies around HIV/AIDS. IT'S MY LIFE interweaves personal and public images to provide an intimate look at the internationally recognized Treatment Action Campaign, and the complexities of its leading figure.

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