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January 15, 2016
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(BPRW) HIV Documentary Wilhelmina's War To Be Screened At African American Film Marketplace Festival, Jan 15-17

AHF Grant Fund recipient directs film that sheds light on HIV stigma, care continuum in rural communities

(Black PR Wire) -- LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is pleased to support the Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center (BHEC) screening of the documentary film Wilhelmina’s War during its 22nd Annual African American Film Marketplace January 15-17 at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038. The film, which was produced and directed by AHF Grant Fund recipient June Cross and follows a Southern grandmother’s struggles to help her loved ones through the scourge of HIV in a state hostile to public health care, will be shown at Raleigh Studios on Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th at 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or in person, starting at $15. Seating is limited.

Wilhelmina’s War is a poignant, eye-opening documentary that truly sheds light on the ongoing struggles we face in combatting HIV stigma and the lingering barriers that prevent people living with AIDS from accessing care and treatment,” said Cynthia Davis, Chair of AHF’s Board of Directors. “We are so proud that AHF was able to support the filmmaker June Cross through our Grant Fund and know that we will continue to see great things from her.”

View the trailer for Wilhelmina’s War here.

WHAT: Screening of Wilhelmina’s War during the 22nd Annual African American Film Marketplace

Saturday, January 16th
Show times: 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 17th
Show times: 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, California 90038

Tickets can be purchased in advance at or in person, starting at $15. Seating is limited.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 500,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website:, find us on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television. For complete information about the Festival, please visit or call (310) 284-3170. BHERC invites the community to join us and to support our filmmakers.