Vida

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Title

Vida

Subject

AIDS, Latin/x, woman filmmaker, safe sex

Description

Acquired for research for my doctoral disseration, then monograph, AIDS TV. My friend and colleague and fellow AIDS video activist, Tom Kalin, worked as a producer on the films made by AIDS Films. I write about him and them in an early essay on AIDS video, "So Many Alternatives." On a quirky, you can't make this up note. I had been trying to get permission to digitize their amazing tapes for several years, but my emails weren't reaching the project's producer. I sat next to him on a plane, and he granted permission then and there.

Date

1989

Abstract

In this playful melodrama, a young Latina woman in New York struggles to come to terms with the dangers of AIDS. Commissioned by AIDS Film in New York, Vida encourages AIDS awareness and safe sex practices in the Latino community, particularly among young urban women. (Lourdes Portillo)

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Director

Lourdes Portillo

Files

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Citation

“Vida,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed December 5, 2022, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/776.

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