Belinda materials, c.1992

Sub-Series ap.afc.07.10

39 Video cassettes
3 Photo prints
1 Boxes
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series VII. Appalshop Films 1991-1999 > Belinda materials, c.1992
Scope and Contents
Contains materials related to the color documentary Belinda, a 1992 release. The film profiles Belinda Mason, a newspaper journalist and native of eastern Kentucky who became infected with the HIV virus in 1987.  The film describes how Mason went public with her illness and spent the remaining years of her life advocating for AIDS prevention, education, treatment, and human rights.   Mason is interviewed about her experiences dealing with AIDS, the support she found within her rural community, and her role and responsibilities as a national spokesperson for people with AIDS.   Included is a presentation by Mason to members of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Subjects include Appalachian women, rural health issues, and education for women infected with HIV in the Appalachian region.

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