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UNIHIV-HIV/AIDS Movie Premiere for ‘Rebirth’, Chicago, IL

Chicago, Il (July 2010) UNIHIV, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of HIV/AIDS is pleased to partner with Chicago-based organization, Project Inc, and Director/Producer and Chicago native Bolanle Ninalowo to present the movie ‘Rebirth’, a movie created to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. This movie premiere will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the MTCC Auditorium: Illinois Institute of Technology located at 3300 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL, 60616. First viewing will be at 8:00PM with red carpets beginning one hour in advance at 7:00PM. This red carpet event will include guest speakers and 2 short performances by local talent as well as celebrity appearances. Our commitment to the eradication of this disease is very clear in the name we have chosen.

The words UNI, meaning ‘ONE’ combined with HIV to illustrate the fact that we are ‘ONE’ in this cause as we educate and promote the awareness of this disease that affects all races, ages, and genders. Our mission is to “Spread the Awareness, Save a Life “. “It is an honor to work with Project Inc and Bolanle Ninalowo. The partnership was only natural when we saw that the commitment he had to this cause mirrored ours. It’s an amazing gripping movie with a fantastic plot and we hope that this movie can be used as a means to educate people on the importance of better sex practices and the importance of getting tested”- Tony Abara, Board of Directors, UNIHIV.

Rebirth starring an all African cast of Elebeli Elebua, Tuvi James, Ngozi Ezenou, and Ada Fergusen, is about HIV/AIDS in West Africa which educates people on the importance of better sex practices and the importance of getting tested. Director/producer, Bolanle Ninalowo who has vested interest in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and has donated time and effort to the HIV/AIDS and African communities. Many times we are shown those affected by HIV/AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa well after their families have been torn apart by the disease, and/or when they have succumb to full blown AIDS. Here, Ninalowo talks about the effects of the disease at the time of infection, the social and economic impact, the stigma that needs to be removed and the hope for those infected.

UNIHIV wants to highlight him as well as the message behind his movie. In addition, UNIHIV has committed to handing out 1000 red condoms at the event as well as educational materials to educate Chicago-area residents about HIV/AIDS prevention.

Tickets are available for sale online at http://rebirthmovie.eventbrite.com or by phone at 312.646.0426 or 312.420.1090. US-based and international media outlets and press will be present for coverage. Red carpet starts at 7:00PM SHARP!

For more information about the organization, please visit our website at www.unihiv.org. For more information about the movie premiere, please visit http://rebirthmovie.eventbrite.com/ or contact Hassan Ninalowo, publicist for the event at 312.420.1090.
To contact the organization, please call 517.505.8506 or send us an email at unihiv@gmail.com.
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