DEAN'S SEMINAR: FILM SCREENING—Exclusive "MTV Shuga: Down South" Screening in Boston
- 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
- 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
- Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
- Contact Name:
- Megan Keating
- Contact Email:
Pioneered in Nairobi, Kenya in 2009, MTV Shuga is a long-running drama series and multimedia campaign that follows the lives of young people on the African continent. Aired on MTV channels around the world, the content is also offered rights-free to 3rd party broadcasters and content platforms, and used as a teaching aid by educators, healthcare workers and grassroots HIV/AIDS organisations around the world. Over the previous four series, the drama has crossed the continent from Kenya to Nigeria and touched on numerous plotlines relating to HIV and safe sex including HIV testing, stigma, living with HIV, mother to child transmission, transactional sex, gender-based violence, and condom use. MTV Shuga is multi-award winning, most recently winning the ISNTD Festival’s award for Mass Media and Impact to Disease Burden (2017), Third Sector Award for Big Impact and the World Media Festival, Gold Award for Edutainment & Intermedia-Globe Grand Award (2016). It is broadcast globally on 179 broadcasters in 61 countries and discovered the Oscar-winner actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Co-sponsored with Public Health Post.