'Foreign Lives' inspire new story ideas
Talking to some foreigners and capturing beautiful images gave me insight into their lives and allowed me to share it with an audience in a video.
TMP: What kind of ideas do you have for new productions in the coming year?
IRENE: Cameroon is constituted of over two hundred tribes. Most local stories are either yet untold or under-reported, and there is always a fresh angle of relating it in a way that is relevant to people throughout the world. In the coming year, I look forward to exploring stories of claims and experiences of a cure for HIV/AIDS, and of prevention and survival over forms of gender violence among others.
My story is about a medical researcher who claims to have a cure for the AIDS virus and has success stories of people he has treated. What makes this claim controversial in the eyes of the medical core and a government-sponsored research center is that the "cure" is in the form of a vaccine which is administered even to persons already living with the condition.