Today the Hawk Takes One Chick

Montana Premiere

Witnessing the highest prevalence of HIV in the world and the lowest life expectancy, three grandmothers in Swaziland cope in this critical mo- ment in time. Today the Hawk Takes One Chick moves delicately between the lives of three grandmothers whose experiences highlight a rural community at the threshold of simultaneous collapse and reinvention. Presented without narration, the film’s drama emerges from the patient accumulation of steady details that tell a greater story of family, struggle, and the weight of an uncertain future in a world dictated by AIDS.