State of Denial

PBS Premiere: Sept. 16, 2003Check the broadcast schedule »


Directed & Produced by
Elaine Epstein

Co-Produced & Edited by
Penny Elliott Hays

Executive Producer
Joseph Lovett

For Curious Pictures (South Africa)

Co-Executive Producers
Harriet Gavshon
David Jammy

Associate Producer
Ruth Becker

Principal Photography
Sven Cheatle
Carl DeHeer
Brian Green
Eddie Wes

Music Composed By
Thomas DeRenzo

Assistant Editor
R. A. Fedde

Creative Consultant
Michelle Ferrari

Principal Sound
Harry Lombard
Moosa Radebe

Post-Production Coordinator
Brian Glazer

Post Production Associate
Danielle Lazar

Additional Cinematography
Elaine Epstein
Ian Miller
Robert Oakley
Grant Waterson
Robert Wrench

Additional Sound
Rogan Bartlett
Alan Duncan
Linda Keiser
Lenny Nzoyi
Venesh Parak

Jim McKenna, Postworks

Re-recording Mix
John Bowen
Ken Hahn

Additional Sound Editing
John Bowen
David Jaunai

Audio Post Facilities
Digital Cinema, LLC
Sync Sound, Inc.

Graphic Designers
R. A. Fedde
Paul Meany
John Vondracek

J. Stephen Sheppard

Non-profit Sponsor
Arts Engine, Inc.

Production Accountant
Rae Lynn Ambach

Joanne Oropeza
Melanie Meyer

Archival Material
ITN Archive
National Film, Video and Sound Archives (South Africa)
South African Broadcasting Corporation

Tim Mahoney / Teeze Productions
Twin Cities Public Television

"Yithi Masotsha"
Composed by Vusi & Lulu Tsheola

Performed by Vusi Mahlasela
Courtesy of ATO Records & BMG Africa

Composed & Performed by Vusi Mahlasela
Courtesy of ATO Records & BMG Africa

Composed by Vusi Mahlasela & Lesego Rampolokeng
Performed by Vusi Mahlasela
Courtesy of ATO Records & BMG Africa

"Egoli Hamba"
Composed by Oskido, Bruce Sebitlo & Theo
Performed by Mafikizolo
Courtesy of Kalzwa Jazzmee / Kalzwa Records

Composed by Vusi Mahlasela & Angy Pitsov
Performed by Vusi Mahlasela

Courtesy of ATO Records & BMG Africa

"Ubuhle Bomhlaba"
Composed by Vusi & Themba Nyathi
Performed by Vusi Mahlasela
Courtesy of ATO Records & BMG Africa

"Ca Ca Bhokhwe Remix"
Composed & Performed by Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Courtesy of Chaka Chaka Productions

"Uprising (Parts 1&2)"
Composed by Martin Cunningham-Perna

Performed by Antibalas with Jojo Quo
Courtesy of Ninja Tune

"Mthanxini" & "Mphe-Mphe"
Composed by Tsotetsi / Hlangwane
Performed by Akwaaba Marimba Band
Courtesy of Universal Sound & Music Co. (Pty), Ltd.

Special Thanks To:
The individuals and families who allowed us to enter
their homes and their hearts.

The Carletonville Home Based Care Program
Hope Worldwide / The Zola Clinic Support Group
The Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Univ. of Witwatersrand

The Treatment Action Campaign
Sinosizo Home Based Care, Catholic Archdiocese of Durban
David Corkery
The Epstein Family
John Santos
David Winters

Thanks to
>Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD
The AIDS Consortium
Jessica Catlow
Melinda Frame
Sandy Hays
Heath Gap
Barbara Kopple
Martin Markowitz, M.D.
Rosie Perez
Mark Schoofs
Chris Tetzeli
Colin Weil
Prof.Salim Abdool Karim
Jonathan Capehart
Katie Chevigny
Glenda Grey, M.D.
Susan Kaplan & Docuclub
Bill Marino & Sync Sound
Florence Ngobeni
Pierre Peyrot

Michael Seltzer
Tom Viola

Sharon Gelman & Artists For A New South Africa
Mark Heywood & the AIDS Law Project
Ellen Schneider & Active Voice
The Medical Research Council of South Africa

This film was made possible by a grant from The Ford Foundation

Additional funding provided by
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
International Treatment Initiative Fund
Rand S. April
The Beuth Foundation
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Barbara & Barry Coller, M.D.
James Cottrell, M.D.
Richard & Kathleen Levin Family Fund

Jane Newman
Andrew Tobias & Charles Nolan
Jack Schlegel
Amber Turner

This film was produced by Lovett Productions & Elaine Epstein,
who are solely responsible for its content.

Copyright © 2002, Lovett Productions & Elaine Epstein