The Hard Way
A film based on the short story The Hard Way by 14-year-old Shawn Nabors, winner of the HEAR ME National HIV/AIDS Story-Writing Contest.
Two friends, Kenrick and Miguel, share everything except their philosophy on girls. Miguel is faithful to his one and only girlfriend, Renee. 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 and get tested as well, we learn about personal vulnerability to HIV through surprising results.
Guest voice appearance by comedian Wanda Sykes.
- Second 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
Adolescents in grades 7-12.