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HEFEI, Feb. 26
(Xinhua) — AIDS prevention officials and activists in the Yingzhou district in
Fuyang, east China’s Anhui province have expressed hopes that more people will
come to care orphans of AIDS victims, after the AIDS-theme "The Blood of the
Yingzhou District" won an Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards.
"I don’t know much about movies, but I’m really happy that the documentary
won an Oscar," said Zhang Ying, head of the Fuyang AIDS Orphan Salvation
Association, a local non-governmental organization.
"The documentary presented true stories of the Chinese AIDS orphans to the
whole world, and I believe more people will care and help them," she said.
Directors of the documentary followed Zhang and her colleagues from 2004 to
2005, when they went to visit and help the local AIDS orphans.
Since its establishment in 2003, Zhang’s association has helped over 400
AIDS orphans by raising fund to provide each child with 400 yuan (about 51 U.S.
dollars) allowance per month, looking for families to adopt them, and organizing
AIDS prevention campaigns in the local areas to increase awareness and reduce
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