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State of Denial

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Health & Fitness, Illnesses & Disabilities, Politics & Government, Social Issues
  • Director:Elaine Epstein


South Africa's triumph over decades of apartheid, and the nation's subsequent social enlightenment, has been compromised in recent years by the "state of denial" in which President Thabo Mbeki chooses to reside. As carefully pointed out in this probing documentary, Mbeki and his associates have convinced themselves that the HIV virus does not necessarily leads to AIDS -- and have held firm in this conviction despite the sobering fact that South Africa has the highest number of HIV-positive citizens in...more