AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman is a documentary film on the self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and masterful spokesperson for ACT UP /Los Angeles in the late 80s and early 90’s Los Angeles. Connie described herself as “ex-drag queen, ex-hooker, ex-IV drug user, ex-high risk youth and current post-operative transsexual woman who is HIV positive” and simply “a human being seeking my humanity.” Artist: Dante.
Dante Alencastre is a working artist/filmmaker/activist who makes his living from his film work. His imagination envisions projects and sees the potential in individuals and the importance of stories, and combines this with the courage and conviction to tell them, often beginning before any organizational structure or financial assurance is in place, but with a trust that their inherent importance to the community will allow them to come into being.
June 14, 2022
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