Prince Harry Makes Documentary on AIDS in Lesotho; Film To Air on British Television Network
Britain's Prince Harry has made a documentary about the Southern African country of Lesotho, where he spent some of an eight-week stay earlier this year working with people affected by HIV/AIDS, a royal spokesperson said Saturday, the AP/National Post reports. Approximately one-third of Lesotho's two million people are estimated to be HIV-positive, according to the AP/Post (AP/National Post, 9/6). The film, titled "The Forgotten Kingdom: Prince Harry In Lesotho," contains interviews with physicians, aid workers and Prince Seiso, the brother of Lesotho's King Letsi III (Agence France-Presse/Yahoo! News, 9/4). The film also shows Prince Harry working at projects such as the Mants'ase Children's Home in Mohale's Hoek, which is a home for AIDS orphans. The late Princess Diana, Prince Harry's mother, also was involved in AIDS charity work (Birmingham Post, 9/6). The spokesperson said, "Harry wanted to go to Lesotho to learn more about the problems faced in a country affected by AIDS and to do what he could to help." The spokesperson added, "He was really affected by his experience there and the people he met. He hopes that his visit and now the film will help to raise awareness and money to help tackle the problems faced by the people of Lesotho" (BBC News, 9/4). The film is scheduled to be shown on Britain's ITV later this month, although a specific date has not been announced, according to the AP/Post (AP/National Post, 9/6).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.