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Mar 20

MOVIE REVIEW: Wilhemina’s War

Wilhemina’s War is an harrowing documentary by June Cross about an Black grandmother in South Carolina dealing with the impact of her HIV infected daughter and granddaughter and the unbelievable rate of HIV/AIDS cases among black heterosexuals in South Carolina.

Wilhemina picks peas and makes a decent living $15 a bushel doing so. She has to take care of her alcoholic husband, her son and her HIV positive daughter and granddaughter. The documentary follows Wilhemina as she evolves mentally while she learns about the disease and its effects on her daughter and granddaughter both physically and mentally.

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