Next Steps

Watch & Learn

Watch In it to Save Lives above or download, and burn the video onto a DVD to share with others. The video file size is 61 MB and the format is WMV. (Please note: to download, you may need to right-click on the link and then select "Save Link As...").

For more information about voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), visit our Resource Packet page. These downloadable materials cover a wide range of topics and contain information relevant to multiple audiences.


After you have watched the film, you may want to share it with others. Clicking on the icons located just below the video player is an easy way to share the video via Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites. Another way to share this video is to screen it for a group or an individual, followed by a discussion (see Step 3). If your Internet connection is slow, you should download the video to a computer to play it. If you want to use a DVD player, you should burn the file to a DVD disc and test it before screening the video. Email AIDSTAR-One if you would like a copy of the DVD mailed to you. Please include in the email your name, mailing address, and the number of DVDs you would like to order.


After screening the film, you may want to use the Discussion Guide to explore specific aspects of VMMC. The Resource Packet includes information that is not covered in the discussion guide.

About the Filmmaker

Lisa Russell is an Emmy-award winning independent filmmaker whose background in humanitarian and international development work inspired her to produce films about health and well-being within our global society. After completing her Masters of Public Health degree in International Health at Boston University in 1998, Lisa turned her lens on pressing global health topics such as obstetric and traumatic fistula in Niger, Liberia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; food insecurity and HIV/AIDS in Malawi; and the impact of war and disaster on young people in Liberia, Lebanon, Colombia, Northern Uganda and New Orleans. While some of Lisa's work has been broadcast on public television (including PBS in the United States and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom), most of her films are tied into the advocacy, fundraising or legislative efforts of the United Nations and international agencies. Lisa screens her films around the country at universities, conferences, festivals and congressional briefings and has reached thousands of students, young people and advocates to spark dialogue about U.S. responsibility to global affairs. Residing in Brooklyn, NY, Lisa is co-founder of Governess Films and is a teaching artist for Urban Word NYC, an after-school spoken word and creative writing organization serving young artists, aged 13-19 in New York City.