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Twelve youth, two countries, one aim: produce two documentaries exploring how youth respond to HIV and AIDS.   The first film is entitled ‘The Similarities of Our Differences. The Making of One Blood Youth Linked in Action’ and gives viewers a behind the scenes tour of the creation of the ‘One Blood:  Youth Linked in Action’ documentary.  Capturing the voices of youth from Jamaica and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada, the ‘One Blood: Youth Linked in Action’ documentary will take you into the hearts, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Recognizing the synergy of youth from diverse backgrounds, this 20-minute documentary explores the links between the two countries, acknowledging the bond that ties everyone together.

What are youth misconceptions, perceptions and responses to HIV and AIDS? How do music and gender roles contribute to its spread? Prepare for an emotional journey as these and other questions are answered, showcasing the sights and sounds of different young people and the work of a variety of organizations who are active in the response against HIV and AIDS.

This video was created by a group of 12 youth from Jamaica and Canada.

A fact sheet was developed as a companion piece to this video.

H.E. Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner for Jamaica, delievered the keynote address during the World AIDS Day Parliamentary Breakfast where the film One Blood: Youth Linked in Action was presented. The transcript of her keynote address is available here.

 

The Films

Trailer – One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

Film – One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

Trailer – The Similarities of Our Differences
(The Making of One Blood: Youth Linked in Action)

Film – The Similarities of Our Differences
(The Making of One Blood: Youth Linked in Action)

Fact Sheet

One Blood: Youth & HIV in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada

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Youth from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada face many similar issues with respect to the risk of contracting HIV. This fact sheet highlights several key issues affecting both communities of young people.

This fact sheet was developed as a companion piece to the youth video “One Blood: Youth Linked in Action”.

Project Partners:

  • Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)
  • Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC)
  • Somerset West Community Health Center (SWCHC)
  • The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO)

Project undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Funding for this project was provided in part by the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW-Canada).
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