Sinners' Disease
Director: Jan Jaap Kuiper
Country: The Netherlands
Year of production: 2011
Duration: 56 min
Subject:
  • Human dignity
  • Freedom of speech
  • Right to peacefully assemble
  • Discrimination
  • Minority rights
Audience:
  • Students
  • Lawyers
  • Journalists
  • Pupils
  • Institutions of the state penitentiary system of Ukraine
  • Teachers
  • Activists / NGOs
  • Employees of penitentiary system

Sasha Volgina, a 31-years old Russian, is HIV positive and pregnant. At the moment, Russia has the fastest growing AIDS-epidemic in the world. More than 1 million Russian people have HIV, most of them younger than 35. In the meantime, there are not enough medicines available, the government does not invest in HIV prevention, and drug-users are being criminalized. Sasha leads a group of activists trying to do something about this situation. Filmmaker Jan Jaap Kuiper follows her in her daily struggle for survival.

director
avatar
Jan Jaap Kuiper

Jan Jaap Kuiper was born in 1976 in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. He graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy (NFTA) in 2008. For his graduation film Pyotr. Letters from the Gulag he received the Wild Card from the Dutch Film Fund and the VPRO Award for the Best Student documentary.

Promo materials
download icon
Poster
download icon
Stills
download icon
Scripts of educational events on human rights for each film regarding target audience
Experts-consultants on human rights
If you wish to use the film-collection of Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival, we invite you to join the network of permanent Docudays UA educational film clubs on human rights
SUPPORTED BY