DAY 7 | Tue, July 28, 2020 | 1st Show | 11.30 AM

THE FATHERS PROJECT: What If Aids Never Existed?
Director: Leonardo Herrera / 45 min / 2019 / Documentary Short (Episodic) / USA / English

The Fathers Project is a sci-fi short docu-series that imagines the world if AIDS never happened and a generation lived to change the world. A queer utopia named Stonewall Nation has been founded by a generation of activist and artists, Vito Russo became their first gay president, the Gay Men’s Health Force have invented poppers that cure STD's, and gay Mardi Gras Krewes have provided care for LGBT elderly. By 2020, a new queer religion has been created.

Featuring survivor interviews, filmed in real-life events, and exploring actual historical events and figures. Filmed on location in queer meccas across America including Provincetown, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, Zipolite/CDMX. Unprecedented access was granted to the filmmakers to document gay Mardi Gras, parades, leather fairs, spiritual rituals, and much more.

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Directors: Jordan Gorman, Brenten Brandenburg, Kaustubh Singh
18 min / 2019 / Documentary Short / USA / English

That Was Ray chronicles the life of Reverend Raymond “Ray” Broshears. Ray was at the forefront of the San Francisco gay rights movement in the late 60s to mid-70s. While he preached peace and acceptance, he also founded a militant group, The Lavender Panthers, which curbed hate crimes with the threat of violence. He was a radical and polarizing figure who fought violence with violence, alienating himself from his fellow gay-rights activists and straight peers alike. Due to their controversial methods, Ray and the Panthers were largely forgotten, until now.

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