Speak Luvo Speak Jane
South Africa & Kenya, 15 min, 2003
dir. Peter Jordan
In African communities plagued by AIDS, what has been the impact of the epidemic on the hearts of the continent's youngest children? With the disease still kept a secret, what have children been left to infer on their own about the sickness seen and heard everyday around them?
In Speak Luvo Speak Jane eight-year-old Luvo and five-year-old Jane share their impressions growing-up in South Africa and Kenya, as they struggle to overcome the deadly impact of AIDS on their families. Local nursery school children, equipped with plastic video cameras, document how children in their villages understand AIDS and what we can do to help their orphaned friends.
Produced in partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation (The Netherlands).