Arting Health for Impact: Botswana engaged the public on HIV/AIDS, mental health and hypertension and was part of an international collaboration public engagement initiative. In Botswana, HIV/AIDS remains prevalent despite a commendable treatment programme, mental health is still largely misunderstood and stigmatised, and hypertension is often called “the silent killer” in the age of lifestyle diseases.
The project explored the intersections between these health concerns and how they affect the population - especially the youth - of Botswana. The project aimed to provoke new ideas, interrogate perceptions and ignite a collaborative process that will continue for years to come.
The short documentary chronicling the process was directed, shot and edited by artist Khwezi Nsibande. It features interviews with the primary participants and footage from various stages of the project.