In commemoration of World Aids Day Friday, December 1st, local production company Studio 327 Inc. will be premiering a documentary: Hear Me Out: Life with HIV. The documentary features interviews with persons in St. Kitts and Nevis living with HIV, sharing their stories and the challenges they encounter. The documentary will air on the new local TV channel TVC Channel 40 on The Cable on Friday, December 1st at 8 pm and online on the Studio 327 YouTube Channel. It will also air on TVC’s website: www.tvcplus.live. Producer and Executive Producer of the documentary Gardenia Richardson shares the inspiration behind this project. “Having worked in the HIV field for 19 years, ‘Hear Me Out: Life with HIV’ is a passion project close to my heart to humanize the experiences often overlooked,” she said.
“This documentary is a tribute and to the strengths of those living with HIV and to brave persons who came forward and were willing to be a part of this,” she added. Richardson hopes the documentary will challenge misconceptions in St. Kits and Nevis about HIV/AIDS. “Ultimately my hope for ‘Hear Me Out’ is that it catalyzes change. I hope it challenges misconceptions and helps to break down some of the barriers and foster a more compassionate and informed dialogue on HIV/AIDS,” Richardson said. She said this project stands as a testament of the individuals, who she has had the privilege of working with over the years and she hopes it will honor their resilience and courage.