Nadine Licostie has been invited as closing keynote speaker at Cleveland’s Community Partnership for Arts & Culture
- On August 27, 2014
In the eighties and nineties, as the United States gay community was being ravaged by AIDS, families and friends of the dying fought a public battle to find treatment and understanding. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was part of that call for justice and provided a way for people to respond to the threat of AIDS. Panel by panel, individuals and groups devised a way to express their fear, their love, their passion, their politics and their grief. In this closing keynote, hear from Nadine Licostie, director of “The Last One”, a feature-length documentary that frames the quest to sew the last panel into the Quilt, representing the end of AIDS. Learn about her filmmaking journey, uncovering the birth of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and its subsequent impact on politics, science and the media, as it has become the largest ongoing community art project in the world. Discover how filmmaking is a powerful medium for shedding light on issues of social, political and economic injustice.
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