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Why We Fight Film Series - "Honor and Confront"


February 20, 2014

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium


The prototypical AIDS activist videotape was made by a collective in the urgency of the moment.  Here artists step back to consider politics and death from more personal and perhaps more measured points of view.

This is Not an AIDS Advertisement, Isaac Julien, 10 min., 1988

Phil Zwickler Memorial, 20 min., 1991

Danny, Stashu Kybartas, 20 min., 1987

Ashes Action, James Wentzy, 30 min., 1995

Partof 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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