In July 2015 film- and documentary maker Esther Janmaat filmed at MTAA Kenya. Together with founding mother Gertrude Lwanga the film crew visited two groups. The first group consisted of discordant couples, couples of whom one partner is HIV positive and the other HIV negative.
The other group were the widows, who run the risk of getting infected by the tradition of inheritance. When a man dies, tradition wants the brother of the deceased to inherit his brother’s wife. He then has to have sexual intercourse with her to propitiate the ancestors of the clan. The results of this ritual of sexual cleansing are evident. The documentary (15 minutes) gives a good impression what MTAA is all about.


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