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30 May 2017 03:17 (South Africa)

Facebook to set stage for Aids rape documentary

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Michealene Risley, a documentary filmmaker, will appear in a live Facebook interview on Tuesday, to speak about her new film about the myth that sex with a virgin can cure Aids. The interview will be streamed on Facebook Live, and Risley will respond to questions sent in by Facebook users. The interview will coincide with the screening of her documentary, called Tapestries of Hope. Facebook has been instrumental in the making of this movie, after helping secure Risley's release from a Zimbabwean jail. She was arrested in 2007 when she was in the country for filming. A producer posted a message on Facebook, saying that Risley had been arrested, and a news reporter who had been following the team on Facebook alerted US authorities, who talked to Zimbabwe and secured the filmmaker's release. Facebook have reportedly worked closely with Risley and her team ever since. Read: TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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