New Media Photojournalism Student Video Wins Humanitarian Award

February 05, 2013

Promo for Impact event

The My Hero Film Festival recently awarded Corcoran graduate student Zoeanne Murphy with 1st place in their humanitarian category for her short documentary: Hidden Blessings: What Irene Taught me about HIV Prevention. In the film actress Debra Messing travels to Zambia as a Global Ambassador for Population Services International to see how “combination prevention” can help stop the spread of HIV. 

In Zambia, Debra met Irene who taught her that stigma and discrimination keeps people from getting tested and knowing their status which puts their health at risk. So Debra teamed up with Alere’s Make (+) More Positive campaign to fight stigma and discrimination around HIV, and offer hope and compassion for people affected by the disease.

Hidden Blessings: What Irene Taught me about HIV Prevention