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How do you get the message on the dangers of AIDS through to young people? Canadian social worker-cum-film maker Peter Dalglish figured it would be best to make an animated film about the subject--without making a cartoon of the disease. And the National Film Board of Canada is producing Dalglish’s “Survivors"--at a cost of about $410,000 U.S.--and hopes to have it ready in time for the fifth international conference on AIDS in Montreal next June. A preliminary version of the cartoon, without music or full animation, has been tested on young audiences in the Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Brazil and New York. “We saw very strong identification with the characters,” Dalglish said. “The story tested extremely well.”


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