• Publication date: January 18, 2011

Life Support

Ana Wallace has lived with HIV for 11 years, getting it while shooting cocaine with her boyfriend Slick who didn’t tell her that he had transmitted the disease. Despite the colossal weight she carries, Ana is still trying to resurrect what she can of her spirit as her time is running out…

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2007

MBC Max:

January 23, 2014 14:00 (KSA) ~ January 23, 2014 13:00 (CLT)

Based loosely on the life of director Nelson George’s sister Andrea Williams, Queen Latifah’s portrayal of the HIV-positive New Yorker Ana Wallace won her a Golden Globe…

Ana Wallace has lived with HIV for 11 years, getting it while shooting cocaine with her boyfriend Slick who didn’t tell her that he had transmitted the disease. Ana works at Life Support, an AIDS outreach organization geared towards the African American community, while trying at the same time to take care of her daughter Kim. Ana lost custody of her older daughter Kelly 11 years ago when she contracted HIV, yet Ana is still trying to resurrect what she can of her spirit as her time is running out…

Starring:

  • Queen Latifah as Ana Wallace
  • Anna Deavere Smith as Lucille
  • Wendell Pierce as Slick
  • Evan Ross as Amare
  • Gloria Reuben as Sandra
  • Tony Rock as Ness
  • Carlos Alban as Andre
  • Darrin Dewitt Henson as MJ2

Directed by:  Nelson George

Rating:  TV-MA