Are you ready for the WNCAP Mini-Docs? These short documentaries will premiere on World AIDS Day (December 1) on our website, social media pages, and e-newsletter.
Visit the WNCAP pages on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter throughout the day on Tuesday, December 1st to view the premieres of all seven WNCAP Mini Docs. Don’t forget to sign up for the WNCAP e-newsletter as well.
The filmmaker behind the WNCAP Mini-Docs is Francine Cavanaugh, an Asheville-based documentarian with a rich history of producing documentaries for nonprofit organizations and social justice causes.
The “feature” Mini-Doc will showcase the various aspects of WNCAP’s services, including HIV testing, case management, outreach, advocacy, PrEP services, harm reduction, and food delivery.
The six additional Mini-Docs each focus on a different extraordinary individual who has been affected by HIV, hepatitis C, or substance use disorder. Profiles include:
Jade, a young trans woman from Shelby, North Carolina, who faces stigma every day in her small town but refuses to be anyone other than who she is.
Giovanni, who initially struggled with his HIV diagnosis before becoming empowered as an advocate, volunteer, and finally a full-time WNCAP case manager.
Miss Betty, a 96-year old woman from Franklin, North Carolina who volunteers to put together harm reduction kits for people who inject drugs.
Jody, who was diagnosed with HIV late in life and who has found purpose as a WNCAP Community Navigator and HIV advocate.
The goal of the WNCAP Mini Docs is to amplify the voices of people who are normally marginalized in our community. By hearing directly from the people affected, our goal is to de-stigmatize HIV and harm reduction and to mobilize our community towards greater education and compassion.
Thank you to everyone who has helped spotlight people who are too often NOT seen in our community!