During the ‘80s and early ‘90s, Dr. Osa Hidalgo de la Riva collected 75+ hours of raw video footage, some at the bedside of friends dying from AIDS. She did most of the original filming without a budget, using borrowed cameras and donated tape. These interviews include some of the earliest recorded first-hand statements about the early years of Two-Spirit and LGBT Latino Liberation in California.
From this archival footage the production crew assembled some of the most compelling moments and interwove the stories of Native American/Latino activists who died of "the gay cancer" (AIDS/SIDA) during the 1980s. The recorded testimonies reflect the socio-political origins of several movements of the past 30 years: the Latino, Native American and LGBTQ civil rights movements and access to affordable health care.
San Francisco: June 11. Buy tickets here.