Synopsis4,500 babies are born with HIV in South Africa monthly. At the
same time 30,000 persons get infected with the virus and about 22,500 die of AIDS. Every 30 seconds a woman is raped. Against this backdrop, STATUS OF LIFE tries to figure out how
the people of the townships deal with the ubiquity of HIV / AIDS.
How can one preserve normality in such an extreme environment?
The documentary gives an insight into the lives of four women from South Africa and Lesotho, showing their struggle
to improve HIV / AIDS education, break with the prevailing taboos and liberate their countries from the devastating pandemic. Routine, humour, zest for life, love – they live normality and yet nothing is normal around here while the prospects remain uncertain.
A film about love, dignity and taking responsibility