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African Journey of a Lifetime With Alicia Keys! - Documentary Follows Keep a Child Alive's Outreach to Communities Affected With HIV/AIDS
Date:4/7/2008

rts. She'll screen the Alicia in Africa trailer before each concert on her American tour, which kicks off April 19 in Virginia. Go to Aliciakeys.com for tour dates. Alicia will also announce the "Text Alive" initiative, which allows anyone to make an immediate $5 donation to KCA simply by text messaging "Alive" to 90999.

Alicia in Africa, directed by South African filmmaker Earle Sebastian, shows us an Africa rarely seen. Travelling through Africa's beautiful landscapes we meet inspiring children, families and communities in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. The documentary is a breathtaking journey of a generation that refuses to give up. In under an hour, Alicia introduces viewers to so many eye-opening topics surrounding the AIDS pandemic-from the Gogo grannies and the Agape Orphanage to the success of antiretroviral drugs, the ongoing need to access them and KCA's essential efforts throughout Africa.

"Each time I visit Africa, I'm reminded of what's most important in this life and uplifted by my African sisters' and brothers' courageous spirit," said Alicia. "Hopefully, my documentary will inspire others to help us in our mission to give the people of Mother Africa their dreams back, let their children be happy and healthy and preserve the family structure that is so important to them."

The focus, hope and determination of the children Alicia visits are the real power of the film. KCA hopes that watching the film will help non-African audiences better understand AIDS, see the human face of the disease and realize that Africans don't need charity-just equality, just the chance to live. When Alicia joins voices with her friends in Africa, they show that despite dire conditions and devastating illness, their songs still reveal strength and commitment to life.

"We hope this film will open your eyes and introduce you to the inspirational people that Africans are," said KCA Co-Founder and President Leigh Blake. "Although millions are sufferin
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