'A Closer Walk' film to be viewed, discussed April 8

'A Closer Walk' film to be viewed, discussed April 8

A screening of the film "A Closer Walk" will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. A panel discussion will follow the film.

"A Closer Walk" is Oscar-nominee Robert Bilheimer's film about the global AIDS epidemic. Narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith, the documentary features interviews with the Dalai Lama, Bono and Kofi Annan, with musical contributions by Annie Lennox, the Neville Brothers, Eric Clapton and Sade.

Filmed on four continents over a period of three years, "A Closer Walk" depicts the harsh realities of the global AIDS epidemic and explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity and human rights. "A Closer Walk" is a production of Worldwide Documentaries, a not-for-profit film production company focusing on matters of cultural, social and humanitarian interest.

For more information about the film, visit the Worldwide Documentaries Web page.

Questions? E-mail Dr. Kimberly Vrudny, assistant professor of systematic theology and project director for HIV/AIDS Initiatives at UST.