AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman
Dir. Dante Alencastre, Writ. John Johnston & Prod. Dante Alencastre, John Johnston
65 Mins | USA
Seizing her power as she confronts her mortality, trailblazing trans activist Connie Norman evolves as and unexpected, irrepressible, challenging and soulful voice for the AIDS and queer communities of early 90’s Los Angeles. She served as a bridge, in both gender and politics, - from ACT UP/LA to the Radical Fairies, to right-wing talk shows to Sacramento policy meetings to her marriage to gay husband Bruce - and challenged us to confront what it means to be a woman, a man and ultimately a human being. Conscious of the structural inequalities of oppression in an earlier era of crisis, Connie’s piercing and compassionate voice, through these rare vintage video clips, leaps into the present, urging us again to wake up, to take action, and to fully engage with our collective lives and our world.