To commemorate World AIDS Day, we bring you this documentary about the life of young South African AIDS activist Thembi, introduced by Desmond Tutu. Effervescent, beautiful, confident, brave, eloquent and ambitious, Thembi epitomises the youth of South Africa. Tragically, in more ways than one, Thembi came to fame through her audio diary for the US National Public Radio. It documented her daily life in Khayelitsha and the physical, social, and emotional struggle of living with HIV. Her humour, forthright nature and inner strength enchanted her 50 million strong audience, forcing people far and wide to listen to her sound logic as the voice of a generation, South African politicians had forsaken. Despite her boundless energy and courage, this gentle and incisive documentary shows that Thembi is all too human. Her desire to live, love and leave behind a legacy didn't make her any less susceptible to insecurity, social pressure, exhaustion and the vagaries of being a celebrity.
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