NEW YORK, NY – Cable Positive’s first feature length documentary, Positive Voices: Women & HIV, has been judged to be the winner of the 2008 FREDDIE Award in the category of Community Health.
MediMedia’s FREDDIE Awards are recognized as the top health and medical media competition. The competition’s goal is to encourage and celebrate excellence, every year The FREDDIE Awards attract documentaries, series, short films, videos, Web Sites, DVDs and CD-ROMs from around the world.
Produced in partnership with Kismet Films, and originally aired on Showtime Networks Inc. the film focuses on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and how it has impacted women directly, the media’s portrayal of people living with HIV/AIDS and the new challenges facing women today as the rate of HIV infections rise in their communities. The program is hosted by Gloria Reuben, the former ER star who portrayed a health care professional infected with HIV, who is now starring in the TNT legal drama Raising the Bar. The piece features six women infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and focuses on the various ways it has affected their lives. Among the women featured is Regan Hofmann, Editor-in-Chief, Poz Magazine.
Positive Voices: Women & HIV has already been recognized by the New York AIDS Film Festival as best short documentary, and the Service Industry’s Advertising Awards (SIAA) with a gold in the Special Video category.
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Founded in 1992, Cable Positive is a non profit organization dedicated to unifying the talents, resources, access and influence of the communications industry to raise AIDS awareness; to fund AIDS education and care; and to promote a more compassionate climate for people whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS.
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