The Hard Way DVD
The Hard Way is a film based on the short story written by 14-year-old Shawn Nabors, winner of the HEAR ME National HIV/AIDS Story-Writing Contest. In the film, two friends, Kenrick and Miguel, share everything, except their philosophy on girls. Miguel is faithful to his one and only girlfriend, Renee, while Kenrick is a player with "an appetite for girls." When Kenrick confronts Miguel about not practicing safer sex, Miguel questions Kenrick's status as a player. After Kenrick's father pays him a visit and advises, "You are the choices you make, son. You have to ask yourself if you're making the right choices," Kenrick decides to get an HIV test. When Miguel decides to support Kenrick by getting tested as well, the surprising results teach about personal vulnerability to HIV. The 18-minute film is ideal for adolescents in grades 7-12, and features a guest voice appearance by comedian Wanda Sykes.
The Hard Way has won numerous awards and recognition including:
- 2nd Place Silver Screen Award, 2006 U.S. International Film and Video Festival
- Cine Golden Eagle, 2006 Cine Awards Festival
- Silver Award, 2006 Telly Awards
- Bronze Plaque, 2006 Columbus International Film & Video Festival