|KRCB programs focus on AIDS, aging
The rewards of living past 90 in America and the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS
in Africa are explored in two new films on local television station KRCB.
• “Over 90 and Loving It,” Sept. 18, 9 p.m.: This documentary film profiles an inspirational group of people in their 90s and 100s who continue to lead full and passionate lives.
It introduces a wide range of engaging characters—from a legendary folk singer to a senior Olympian to a New York City taxi-cab driver. Each interviewee offers pearls of wisdom about achieving and sustaining a happy life, regardless of age. They discuss the benefits of keeping physically active; maintaining a positive attitude; embracing maturity; staying curious about the future but engaged in the present; making a difference in the lives of others; and, ultimately, learning to gracefully accept death as an inevitable part of life.
• “Hearts of Zambia,” Sept. 18, 11:30 p.m.: This documentary journal is about the power of hope and compassion in the face of tragedy. Work on the film began in July 2009, when three filmmakers from NET Television traveled 9,000 miles to Zambia to tell the story of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Their trip was at the invitation of Dr. Charles Wood, head of the Nebraska Center for Virology in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose clinic is at the cutting edge of HIV/AIDS research.
“Thinking back on the people we met, we realized that what defines Zambia is not HIV and AIDS. What defines Zambia is hope,” said film producer Christine Lesiak.
KRCB Public Television broadcasts from studios in Rohnert Park on digital channels 22.1, 22.2 and 22.3 and is seen over-the-air throughout much of the San Francisco Bay Area. KRCB is also seen on Channel 22 via Comcast Cable, AT&T U-verse, DISH and DirecTV satellite services across the entire Bay Area.