WHEEL OF CHANGE
Written and Directed by Jeta Amata
Mbong Amata (nee Odungide)
Stella Damasus Aboderin
Themes Explored in the film are:
MY RATING 45%
The overall message was good and it was a positive thing that they were trying to bring HIV into the open forum, but I was highly disappointed by the film, having hyped it up in my mind before watching it. The scaremongering was ridiculous.
When people face up to the fact that it is risky behaviour such as unprotected sex and intravenous drug use and other reasons such as mother to child transmission or blood transfusions that has caused this epidemic of HIV worldwide then perhaps things will change.
IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE FILM YOU MAY WANT TO STOP READING HERE
I was angered by the fact that when Christabelle became an HIV advocate and went to an HIV group gathering that around the table when people were sharing their stories none of them claimed to have contracted HIV in those ways. The reasons given were,
“I didn’t know my gateman was using my toothbrush”
“I was french kissing”
Lets face it… Of the millions of people worldwide living with HIV, how many people have caught HIV from someone using their toothbrush? I have NEVER heard of such a case. When exposed to the air the virus CANNOT survive so to promote such misinformation when dealing with such a serious issue is to do people a DISSERVICE!