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World AIDS Day specials to air on Urbana Public Television

SEEDS of HOPE is a series of five short documentaries by film-maker Dorothy Fadiman about the courageous efforts underway in Ethiopia to break the silence, encourage innovative approaches to prevention, and lift the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. You’ll meet activists, family members, neighbors, humanitarian groups, community activists, and health care professionals who work side by side to advocate for greater awareness and provide care. Through the compassion and generosity of those whose actions are not only documented, but honored, the series conveys a message of empowerment and hope. The films are in Amharic with English subtitles.

The films air on UPTV (Comcast Channel 6, ATT U-Verse Channel 99) tonight (Thursday 12/1) 7:30pm, Saturday 12/3 @ 8pm, and Sunday 12/4 @ 11pm. Photo & program description from Special thanks to Ms. Fadiman for making these programs available for broadcast.

UPTV is the television service of the City of Urbana, providing governmental, educational and public access television for, and by, the local community. It is available to over 40,000 homes in Urbana, Champaign, Savoy, Bondville, Philo, Ogden, and St. Joseph, as well as in Springfield, Decatur, and Danville. The complete program schedule is at Membership is free and entitles volunteers to free video and editing training and equipment use. For more information, contact UPTV at (217) 384-2452 or email.

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