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Why We Fight Film Series - "Being and Caring"


December 18, 2013

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

We're fired up., Digital ID 1577381, New York Public Library

Defining what it meant to be a Person with AIDS and providing care for People with AIDS were basic issues from the very beginning of the epidemic.  These 4 videos explore the complexities and demonstrate that emotional directness is more important than technical wizardry.

Filmmaker Juanita Imran will be available for a Q&A after the film.

Two Men & a Baby, Juanita Mohammed, 7 min., 1992

We Care: A Video for Care Providers of People Affected by AIDS, WAVE (Women's AIDS Video Enterprise), 32 min, 1990

Virus, Stuart Gaffney, 4 min., 1994

Fighting in Southwest Louisiana, Peter Friedman & Jean-François Brunet, 28, 1991

Part of the Why We Fight Film Series curated by Jim Hubbard, director and co-producer of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, who co-directs the ACT UP Oral History Project, and co-founded MIX - the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. The film series focuses on films about HIV/AIDS and activism that are in or drawing on the Library’s collections. 

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