Positiv (Germany, 1990, color, 76 min.) | Schweigen = Tod (Germany, 1989, color, 55 min.) | Feuer unterm Arsch (Germany, 1990, color, 50 min.)
Rosa von Praunheim’s 1990 documentary AIDS TRILOGY
reminds us of the needs unmet by state and society at a time when large parts of the gay population had already fallen victim to the epidemic. The situation in Berlin is presented in contrast with that in the United States, where horror gave way to anger and solidarity went far beyond sexual orientation and a shared experience of discrimination. This film is a radical snapshot of an unprecedented situation that turned hedonists into political activists and social workers.
This film series is part of the Goethe-Institut North America’s Queer As German Folk
programming, a regional exhibition and event series tied with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising, which seeks to revisit many facets of the intersectional queer rights movement in the past and present alike.