This is the story of the women of color who have saved countless lives—including their own—through their work at the forefront of the global AIDS movement; it’s the first and only documentary about this missing chapter in HIV/AIDS activism. Combining archival footage with contemporary interviews, the film shines a light on the activists, scholars, and scientists who have shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP, and who fought to open access to prevention and treatment while facing their fears and everyday struggles. From beauty parlors in Baton Rouge to the first HIV clinic in Burundi to the set of a television show in Nigeria, this film looks boldly at the unaddressed dynamics that keep women at high-risk for HIV, while introducing the remarkable women who have the answers to ending this 30-year-old pandemic.
Runtime: 67 minutes
Sponsored by: Women Make Movies, Harriet Hirshorn
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.