DreamOrbit produces a movie named “A Little Dream” to commemorate World AIDS Day. The movie has been produced to commemorate World AIDS Day which is universally followed on December 1st. The story is about a young girl who contracts HIV and how the protagonist takes stand for her defying the society’s apathy towards her.
HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic. As of 2012, approximately 35.3 million people have HIV worldwide with the number of new infections that year being about 2.3 million. This is down from 3.1 million new infections in 2001. Of these approximately 16.8 million are women and 3.4 million are less than 15 years old. It resulted in about 1.6 million deaths in 2012, down from a peak of 2.2 million in 2005.
AIDS stigma exists around the world in a variety of ways, including ostracism, rejection, discrimination and avoidance of HIV infected people; compulsory HIV testing without prior consent or protection of confidentiality; violence against HIV infected individuals or people who are perceived to be infected with HIV; and the quarantine of HIV infected individuals. Stigma-related violence or the fear of violence prevents many people from seeking HIV testing, returning for their results, or securing treatment, possibly turning what could be a manageable chronic illness into a death sentence and perpetuating the spread of HIV. A Little Dream is DreamOrbit’s humble attempt to generate awareness towards AIDS, our humble attempt to aid the victims.
The movie would be screened on December 1st at Greenage Sattva Salarpuria. We hope and pray that the film generates awareness among masses and does justice to the purpose for which it was made. DreamOrbit wholeheartedly welcomes one and all to grace the occasion with their presence.