Guest writer Simon Hunt reflects on the short films of Stephen Cummins, which the NFSA has remastered and restored and will premiere as part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival during Sydney WorldPride.
This clip is a short excerpt from the Stephen Cummins film Elevation (1989).
Chrissy, a young woman who is living with HIV, makes the difficult decision to go into a hospice to receive care in her final days.
Twenty-two years ago, SBS aired filmmaker Jacqui North's documentary 'Chrissy', about her best friend – a young lesbian living with HIV.
Chrissy, a young woman living with HIV has to break the news of her illness to her family. In this clip, Chrissy's mother and sisters recall how they found out about her diagnosis.
Sydney gay and lesbian radio program Gaywaves presenter Dietmar Hollman reports in October 1985 from a rally and AIDS Candlelight Vigil, the first held in Sydney, organised by Sydney City