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A Closer Walk is the first film to provide a definitive portrayal of humankind's confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. Directed, written, and produced by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer, and narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith, the film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity, and human rights, and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world are an expression of the way the world really is. Inclusive interviews with individuals from all walks of life, including the Dali Lama, Kofi Annan, and Bono, combine with stories, portraits, and vignettes of children, women and men living with AIDS on four continents. Breathtaking cinematography by Richard D. Young celebrates human dignity even as it bears witness to immense human suffering.

All these elements are woven together in a beautifully crafted film that is not only about a deadly infections disease, but about the human condition. Moving, thought-provoking, and ultimately inspiring, A Closer Walk tells us that if we act with compassion and conviction- if we walk the walk - we can put an end to the worst plague in human history, and reaffirm our membership in the human family.

Released, 2003

Directed by:

Robert Bilheimer