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VITO RUSSO SPEECH    

   "Living with AIDS in this country is like living through a war
   that's happening only for those people in the trenches.
   Every time a shell explodes you look around to discover
   that you've lost more of your friends. But nobody else notices,
   it isn't happening to them."

            QUICKTIME MOVIE               TRANSCRIPT

         Speech delivered at the ACT UP Demonstration in Albany New York, May 9, 1988  
         and at the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington D.C. October 10, 1988



BOB RAFSKY READS   "I'M NOT DYING ANYMORE" 

    "This isn't a fucking show, we're actually dying!"

additional links:
Published anonymously and originally
passed out by activists marching with
ACT UP at New York Gay Pride 1990
re-constructed pdf


        QUICKTIME AUDIO


DAVID WOJNAROWICZ READING    "FEVERS"

 "...and I woke up in a fever so delirious
 I'm in a patriotic panic. Where the fuck 
 at 5 o'clock in the morning can I buy
 a big American flag?"

QUICKTIME AUDIO                             MORE DAVID WOJNAROWICZ



TONY MALLIARIS RAP      "STORM THE NIH"


         
QUICKTIME MOVIE





CBS EVENING NEWS ZAP      

   JOHN WEIR STORYTELLING

    "it was clear that I had finally reached him for once in my life
    because he looked at me like, this is my son, he must have had
    a reason to do this."


         
QUICKTIME MOVIE



see more   DAY OF DESPERATION


JON GREENBERG

  "SPEECH FOR MARK LOWE FISHER"

    "We were about to push through a social barrier...to declare our
    presence and force the world to take notice... The red light was meant
    to scare us into staying on our proper side, control our actions with fear."


           QUICKTIME MOVIE                                      TRANSCRIPT





DAVID B. FEINBERG READING  

     "SNAP OUT OF IT"  from "Spontaneous Combustion"

     "...my favorite was 'taste perversion' "

            QUICKTIME MOVIE



MAXINE WOLFE STORYTELLING

   Shea Stadium Women's Action

  
    "Then all of the closet ballgame queers start standing up...."

           QUICKTIME MOVIE                         TRANSCRIPT  (based on interview)




AVRAM FINKELSTEIN    

  
"WELCOME TO NEW YORK"   Stonewall 25, 1994 

    "Remember that nothing has ever been given to our community.
    It has always been taken in our name by the courageous
    and the radical."

           QUICKTIME MOVIE                         TRANSCRIPT





WRITTEN BY KIKI MASON      

  "BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY"

    A wealthy, well-connected hetero friend recently said to me,
    "I'm amazed that you guys haven't turned to terrorism--
    everybody's afraid of you anyway..."


           QUICKTIME MOVIE                         TRANSCRIPT





TIM BAILEY POLITICAL FUNERAL FOOTAGE


      
"Tim Bailey wanted his body to serve as an indictment for the total
    denial of the worst epidemic in the history of the world as we know it."


  QUICKTIME MOVIE               see more  POLITICAL FUNERALS



JAIME MANRIQUE READING

 "A SADNESS AS DEEP AS THE SEA" from EMINENT MARICONES

    The last days of the Cuban-born writer Reinaldo Arenas
    "This plague
AIDS is but a symptom of the sickness in our age."

           QUICKTIME MOVIE                           TRANSCRIPT







NEGOTIATING SEX IN AN AGE OF PANIC

  Documentation of Sex Panic and Interviews of Negotiating Sex

           from the MIX 1997 Film Festival       QUICKTIME MOVIE




"BOOKS OF JAMES"    VIDEO BY  HO TAM

   Through a stack of personal journals, the video reconstructs
   a biography of the South Dakota born and New York City enlightened
   artist James Wentzy. Tracing his days starting out from struggling
   artist to AIDS activist....      
– original 17 minute version

There is a new full-length 73-minute version of "Books of James" currently screening at many Film Festivals.     see www.booksofjames.com

           QUICKTIME MOVIE





 "PEER EDUCATION, NOT FEAR EDUCATION"   (27:30)

   The Religious Right is replacing reality-based approaches to AIDS education
   with Fear-based, "abstinence-only" curricula.

          SEE VIDEO     requires real media player         PROGRAM DESCRIPTION



 "POLITICAL DECADENCE"

    De-ca-dence  1. A process of deterioration: decay.  2. A condition
    or period of decline, as in art or morals... in this case, political.

          MIX 1996 Film Festival       QUICKTIME MOVIE


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