I am pleased that this film will reach a wider audience. I was there for the first display of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in 1987, a year later I read names of Massachusetts losses along with Rep. Barney Frank and others at a display of local quilt panels in Boston, in 1989 I went to the display in Washington DC with my buddy Peter whose name is now on the quilt. For those of us who lived through those tough years it is important that lives of the people lost be remembered along with caregivers, medical professionals and activists that worked to see the arrival of medicine that allows people with HIV to now live long lives.
Film Spotlights AIDS Memorial Quilt; Reveals Progress, Setbacks and Hope in the Quest to End AIDS; Youth Campaign (Combining the Quilt Display with Screenings of the Film) Aims to Remind Young People About the History of HIV/AIDS and the Seriousness of the Disease
Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 24, 2015.
NEW YORK, NY– Red Thread Productions has announced several World AIDS Day screenings for its feature-length documentary, The Last One: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt, and released plans for a 2016 National Youth Outreach Campaign that will couple displays of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with screenings of the film. The documentary uncovers the birth of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and its impact on politics, science and the media. Through activists like Cleve Jones, Patricia Nalls, and Julie Rhoad, the film explores the role the Quilt continues to play as a response to a disease that, while treatable for some, still…
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