A Survivor's Journey for Justice: Eric Sawyer, AIDS Activist

As a young man growing up in the United States, Sawyer never thought he would become a global activist - until the AIDS crisis hit his community so hard it was time to fight back. After losing his life partner to AIDS, Sawyer joined thousands of others in the United States to protest the lack of government response to the deadly disease. Marching through the streets, joining forces across society and demanding justice, these activists helped to turn the tide and transform AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable chronic condition. Not satisfied with seeing results only in wealthy countries, Sawyer stood strong for AIDS medicines to be distributed worldwide, especially to the poorest regions. Impressed by his energy and commitment, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recruited Eric to its team in the service of ending the epidemic. This film follows his life, which parallels the inception, spread and containment of HIV, and offers a hopeful look at how one individual, facing a health threat to his own life, can save those of countless others.

Running Time
11 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Short, Documentary, History, Biography
Director
Bingying Liu
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «A Survivor's Journey for Justice: Eric Sawyer, AIDS Activist» (15)

Roy Rice avatar
Roy Rice

I can't explain enough how brilliant the movie was, it's perfect, and that's definitely an understatement

Tammy Mills avatar
Tammy Mills

Bingying Liu was a director who meticulously thought about the look of every frame of his movies.

Carl avatar
Carl

Great biography film. No complaints...

Johnny avatar
Johnny

Really loved the plot and action. The characters were really engaging too.

Theresa W. avatar
Theresa W.

I watched it twice over the weekend.

Sarah Arnold avatar
Sarah Arnold

Wow! I was so hyped for this movie, I was sure it couldn't live up to it. But damn it was awesome to be blown away like that.

Andrew O. avatar
Andrew O.

Bingying Liu never ceases to amaze. He'll make a huge hit movie and make it a smash hit.

Barbara Bell avatar
Barbara Bell

Really cool Short with unforgettable characters. You should watch this, and you’ll be HOOKED