Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS - USA | 2017 | 67 mins;
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Harriet Hirshorn; PRODUCER/EDITOR: Mary Patierno
Nothing Without Us is the first documentary to tell the story of how HIV+ women on two continents turned a devastating diagnosis into a fight for survival – and a movement to end a global epidemic.
Since the early 90s, AIDS has largely been painted as affecting mainly white, gay males. Rich with stories, facts, and moments of hope, "Nothing Without Us" brings light to those who this narrative passes over. Viewers are brought to locations as close as New Orleans and Oakland, and as far as Nigeria, Burundi and Spain to meet the women who stand on the front lines in the fight for equal rights and medical protection against AIDS. These women have banded together in organizations to bring medication, counseling, and -perhaps most importantly -- attention to the women of color that are most afflicted by the ongoing crisis. The fight may not be over, but "Nothing Without Us" is threaded with the hope an end is possible.