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WHY US? LEFT BEHIND AND DYING

Friday, September 11 - Thursday, September 17, 2009

This is the story of a small group of inner-city African-American teenagers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who decide to find out why HIV rates are higher among black Americans than any other group in the country — despite the terrible stigma around HIV in the black community. They come from a school that is academically one of the lowest rated in the city. They know they’ve already been written off by mainstream society, but they take on this project anyway. They question experts. They interview heterosexuals, homosexuals, and intravenous drug users. And finally, they reveal whether or not the project changed their ideas or their own sexual practices.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 86 minutes
  • Director Claudia Pryor