queerfilm festival Bremen

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das schwul-lesbisch-trans* Filmfestival in Bremen












Rescue the Fire

Rescue the fire - pictures from the movie

Thursday, 18:00 (Location: City 46)


Germany | 2019 | Direction: Jasco Viefhues | 83 Min. |

German with english subtitles


Berlin, beginning of the 90s: The artist Jürgen Baldiga photographically recorded the Berlin scene during the escalating AIDS epidemic. He himself is HIV-positive and finds provocative and artistic ways to deal with his own physical decay, while more and more people from his personal surroundings die of the virus. Baldiga’s work makes him an important observer and chronicler of a time that is insightfully documented by this film. Given today’s therapeutic and preventive ways to live with the HIV virus, this documentary of the dffb graduate Jasco Viefhues is an awareness-raising testimony of the memorable struggle for recognition, visibility and a collective memory.

Content warning: Images of AIDS carcinomas

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