The fight against stigma, shame, and ignorance through the height of the hiv/aids crisis in the heartland of america’s west. In Salt Lake City, Utah, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis, where patients received no support from—or were cast into exile by—the political, religious, and medical communities. Further, Mormon culture encouraged gay men to marry women and have a family to cure themselves of their “affliction,” counsel which led to secret affairs and accidental marital transmissions of HIV. In the entire state and intermountain region there was only one doctor to serve all HIV/AIDS patients. This is the story of her fight to save the lives of a maligned population everyone else seemed willing to just let die.
2018 / United States
Director: Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, Amanda Stoddard
Screening 1: Eccles Main Stage, Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Screening 2: Red Cliffs 2, Thursday at 5:30 PM