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Tapestries of Hope

This documentary reveals the work being done by Betty Makoni and her Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe, where thousands of young women have been raped by men who mistakenly believe an urban legend perpetuated by traditional healers counseling them that sex with a virgin will purify their blood and cure them of HIV. Makoni and her volunteers shelter, feed, clothe and educate children who have been viciously abused in a culture that currently has no legal or social consequences for this heinous crime, sometimes even inflicted on newborns in infancy.

Written by: Susan Black

Written by: Michealene Cristini Risley

Directed by: Michealene Cristini Risley

Duration: 78 mins

Genre: Documentary, Drama

Advisories: Adult Content

Rating: TVMA

Audio Format: English/Spanish, Stereo

Video Format: HDTV, Closed Captioning