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ACT UP, From NY to Paris


Mudam Auditorium
Within the framework of the exhibition

David Wojnarowiz. History Keeps Me Awake at Night

ACT-UP, From NY to Paris
Screening with an introduction by Julien Ribeiro

The anthropologist Julien Ribeiro, is curator and founder of “Lavoir Public”, a creative space dedicated to changing writings in Lyon, which he directed until 2016. He works on the impacts of politics on our lives and our creative processes, with the place of minorities playing a central role in his research. A founding member of the WAW collective (LGBTQI archive and contemporary art), he is part of the monitoring committee of the exhibition Histoire et Mémoires des Luttes contre le VIH/sida at the Mucem in Marseille.

Screenings of:

United in anger: A History of ACT UP
93 min
By Jim Hubbard
United in anger: A History of Act Up is a unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective – how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives.

Portrait d’une présidente
40 min
By Brigitte Tijou
Portrait of Cleews Vellay, president of Act Up-Paris, who died of AIDS in 1994. He talks about her childhood, his family, his homosexuality and his commitments. Through his personal anecdotes, a history of AIDS and homophobia emerges. And above all, the story of an anger.

Video still from "United in anger: A History of Act Up" by Sarah Schulman and Jim Hubbard