Facebook a Stage for AIDS Rape Documentary
September 28, 2010
On Tuesday, filmmaker Michealene Risley will be interviewed at the Facebook Live studio in Palo Alto, Calif., just hours before her documentary on rape and AIDS myths debuts in more than 100 US theatres.
A news reporter who had been following the documentary team on Facebook saw the news and notified a contact in the US government, who apparently helped secure Risley's release. The team returned to the United States, and the film was finished early this year.
During the interview, Risley will field questions sent in by any of the social network's more than 500 million members worldwide. Following the chat, she is scheduled to speak with Facebook employees. "Facebook has been a big partner since they saved my life," Risley said.
"It's become common for someone to find a long-lost friend, former love or missing pet on Facebook, but this is the first time we heard of Facebook getting someone released from jail," said Marian Heath, who works on policy and safety initiatives for the company.
For more information about the documentary, visit www.freshwaterspigot.com and the "Tapestries of Hope" page on Facebook.
Agence France Presse
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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