In this emotional story of hope and inspiration, an African boy, orphaned by AIDS becomes a catalyst for AIDS orphans worldwide. Living in a shantytown in Kenya, Kevin Sumba's life was one of loneliness and hardship. Yet he was determined to get an education. Miles Roston, a documentary filmmaker, first met Kevin while making a film on AIDS orphans. He found that this particular boy touched his heart in a way he hadn't anticipated. Together, they set out to answer "Kevin's Questions" about the AIDS epidemic and more specifically, Kevin's situation. Taking Away the Distance takes us on a singular journey, as powerful policymakers and those working at a grassroots level deal with the direct, and at times confronting, questions of one boy. Along the way, we also meet people directly impacted by the epidemic and face their lives heroically: from children surviving homelessness on Nairobi's streets to a mother on her deathbed whose only thought is how to care for the children she will leave behind. As Kevin and Roston form a bond of love and respect, each learning from the other, we discover just how much our own lives can change if we dare to help.
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美国亚马逊： 3 条评论
Kevin is in everyone's heart. It just takes listening and a little action to make a difference for the children.2008年1月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Imagine a child asking you to be honest and tell the truth about HIV/AIDS. It is a bold move and an even bolder move to keep asking the tough questions of world leaders and demanding the answers. "Taking Away the Distance" touches a nerve (or should touch a nerve) in everyone's heart because HIV/AIDS and world leaders have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all of the children who through no fault of their own are paying the price of HIV/AIDS epidemic. Miles Roston shares his journey to Africa to film a documentary about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and in the process finds a hero - a young hero - who wants to survive, wants to go to school and more than anything wants to help his community. Kevin and Miles are heros who prove that being honest, having the courage to ask the right questions, do the right thing for all citizens of the world - the rewards are immense. Read "Taking Away the Distance" for inspiration and a little nudge to do what you can do to help. Miles Roston is a filmmaker, author and a humanitarian making the world a better place. Read and enjoy!
unfortunate and one-sided2010年8月28日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I ordered this book based on the reviews but was very disappointed. The writing is mediocre. The author pushes a personal agenda without really understanding Kenyan culture. There is one overly simplistic message conveyed in this book -- that to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS, everyone should use condoms. The author makes it his personal mission to convince his Kenyan friends to change their core cultural beliefs, as if his Western belief system is more advanced and theirs primitive. So American.
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Passionate and sincere2008年2月6日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
The book is a narrative about a good natured journey to find answers to some of the most pressing questions of the day. And there may be no answers that exist.