GGI Faculty Member’s Project Highlighted in Film Festival

wsi2009DVDfrontThe Contamination Waltz, a short film about the Winter/Summer Institute (WSI) — which GGI faculty member Katt Lissard is artistic director of — was just named an official selection of the 28th Annual Dallas VideoFest (October 12th-18th). Here’s a description of the film, which focuses on the role of Multiple Concurrent Partnerships in the spread of HIV:

Since 2006 WSI has been making theater in Lesotho (a land locked country inside of South Africa) as part of the regions fight against HIV/AIDS. This short video offers a look at WSI’s creative process with student performers and theater professionals from three continents. Set against the beautiful landscape of Southern Africa the video also gives a glimpse into the traditional culture of rural villagers who participate in and watch the performances

Katt Lissard

Katt Lissard

WSI is a collaborative, international HIV/AIDS theatre project based in New York City and Lesotho, southern Africa. You can check out the Festival here: and watch the video here:

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