Paul van der Veur is the executive producer/editor of the four part video series, Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS. As a former Peace Corp volunteer, Paul is involved in many facets of international programs. Paul recently returned from a 5-month trip to Namibia where he interviewed women living with HIV/AIDS in a four-part series production, Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS. The series was produced with funding by a Fulbright scholarship, a grant from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for the U.S. Department of State, Windhoek, Namibia in 2006, and a $250,000 grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb for AIDS education and prevention for Swaziland. Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS was screened during the 2006 AIDS Day program in the Namibian capital of Windhoek and entered in the 2007 Wild Cinema Film Festival in the same city. The series was screened nationally by the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS is also being distributed on DVD. Paul van der Veur currently serves as chair of the Communication Studies Department and as Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts program in New Communication Media at Cortland College, which is part of the State University of New York. After arriving at Cortland in 2002, he has been the recipient of over $50,000 in grants to develop the new media program. In this interview, conducted in Ithaca, New York, September 2007, I spoke with Paul, focusing on the off-screen or behind the scene story of the video series, Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS.
"Acceptance: Living With HIV/AIDS: An Interview with Video Producer Paul van der Veur,"
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