In-person at Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto. ASL available.
Toronto Living With AIDS: Finding a Future in the Past is a roundtable/book launch for an edited volume on the community cable television series Toronto Living With AIDS (TLWA). Presented as part of the Toronto Queer Film Festival’s symposium.
Toronto Living With AIDS, coordinated by Michael Balser with Vtape and Trinity Square Video was distributed on cable in Toronto from 1990-1991. The series consisted of 12 half-hour tapes produced by a diverse array of artists working in collaboration with community organizations. These tapes were visionary collaborations made under the duress of a deadly pandemic made worse by institutionalized homophobia, racism, sexism, and colonization. Examining how these tapes were made and the impact they had demonstrates possible roadmaps for future community-based media collaborations determined to save our own lives. This event features a roundtable discussion with none other than original TLWA contributors Ian Iqbal Rashid, Kaspar Saxena, and Darien Taylor and researcher/book editor Ryan Conrad.
For more details please visit: https://torontoqueerfilmfest.com/event/toronto-living-with-aids-finding-a-future-in-the-past/