Today the Hawk Takes One Chick (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Today the Hawk Takes One Chick (2008)

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Director Jane Gillooly takes a sobering look at a the Lubombo region of Swaziland, a place where forty percent of the population has been infected with the HIV virus, the average life expectancy has dropped to thirty two years, and young children are cared for on homesteads run by gogos (grandmothers) due to the fact that an entire generation has been wiped out by AIDS. In Lubombo, traditional family and social structures have broken down due to migration and disease. While the gogos do their best to care for the impoverished children who have no parents to call their own, the social welfare system that they have devised is fragile at best. The women currently caring for their grandchildren are the same women who previously thought that their own children would care for them in old age, so what happens to the orphaned and afflicted youngsters when all of the gogos have died?

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The documentary is heartbreaking but in none of the obvious ways; rather than disease per se, the subject is the vast and wrenching social consequences of epidemic.

March 24, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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