Start With Us

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:45
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
$8 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Abid Virani

LANGUAGE: English and Sesotho

In Lesotho everybody is either infected with or affected by AIDS. This thoughtful documentary reveals a generation of young Africans determined to dream and to be free of the stigmas and disease. Lesotho is not a country begging to be saved, but a country determined to change its own situation. First time Director, Abid Virani follows the friendships developed by young Canadians and Basotho youth.

Rating: G (Coarse language)

Screens as part of the Youth Media Conference designed specifically for High School students. 

Director Abiv Virani will be in attendance.

film program: 
Director's Bio: 
Among Canada’s youngest and most accomplished inspirational speakers, Virani, 22, is a University of Guelph International Development student and cofounder/CEO of the charitable organization ‘I Have Hope in the Fight Against AIDS.’ Virani’s many accolades include, but are not limited to: the Rotary Youth Citizenship Award, Guelph Mercury’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, National TD Canada Trust Award of Merit for Outstanding Community Leadership, and the Canadian Top 20 Under 20 Award. Most recently, he was the youngest speaker at Tedx Guelph.