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Everyone needs somebody sometimes – AIDS commercial

on 04/09/2013

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the song lyrics. Below, is the original video that I watched which made me obsessed with finding this song in the first place...

This is a commercial about AIDS that features the true story of Selinah, an Aids sufferer who experiences the ravaging effects of her disease being reversed over a period of 90 days through the administration of anti-retrovirals (ARVs).  Each day of her recovery was documented by the team, who witnessed Selinah’s incredible metamorphosis over the three month period first hand.

Title: SELINAH
Advertiser/Client: THE TOPSY FOUNDATION
Product/Service: AIDS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING
Entrant Company: OGILVY JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Advertising Agency: OGILVY JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Creative Credits
Chief Creative Officer: Fran Luckin
Executive Creative Director: Gerry Human
Creative Director: Bridget Johnson
Copywriter: Stephanie van Niekerk
Agency Producer: Lisa Wides/Debbie Dannheisser
Advertiser's Supervisor: Sylvia de Jager
Account Manager: Patience Jolingana
Account Supervisor: Louise Johnston
Production Company: EGG FILMS Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Director: Kim Geldenhuys
Producer: Kerry Hosford
Editor: Kobus Loots
Music: Artist/Title: Leah Siegel, Human
Art Director: Robyn Bergmann/Vidette Kay
Post Production: Black Ginger

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These before and after pictures of Selinah come from the Topsy Foundation website:

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Please help caring folks the world over to spread the word and educate people about this terrible epidemic in hopes that someday, we can move past these dark ages and end the scourge of AIDS. Women are not in control of their own lives in Africa and other countries. They are subject to random violence and rape and many, many other types of assaults which they are powerless to do anything about - and they are also more susceptible to the HIV virus - this is a serious problem and it's only going to get worse if we don't find a way to stop it.

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The singer is Leah Siegel, the song is called Human. It is not released anywhere else, aside from the commercial, and by this youtube user who made their own (rather beautiful) video for it.

It was dark when I found you
I'll build you a house in the oak tree outside
and you can come back whenever you'd like
don't be frightened I'll set you up right
cuz everyone needs somebody sometime
I'll leave the light on so you know I'm at home
and you can come in you won't be alone
don't be scared of the night cuz I'll fix you up right
cuz everyone needs somebody sometime
sometimes

Originally posted 2010-10-11 22:47:07. Republished by TheSEOciety


2 Responses to “Everyone needs somebody sometimes – AIDS commercial”

  1. hmm...? says:

    thanks

  2. Emma Day says:

    Hey,

    Thank you so much for posting this song, I found it by typing the lyrics into google and your blog was the first hit.

    I saw the video on Russel Howard's Good News, I'm not sure where you're from but it's a programme in the UK. It's such a beautiful song and a very emotional video, but thanks again for posting it. :)

    Emma xx

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