Documentaries: Killing Patient Zero



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Official Selection - Hot Docs 2019
After the Stonewall riots and at the height of the gay liberation movement, an entire generation were busy celebrating their newfound emancipation, unaware of an impending epidemic. A disease that seemed determined to wipe out an entire generation of gay men, was largely ignored by politicians and the mainstream media. Gaetan Dugas was a flight attendant who offered to help early scientific research into the origins of AIDS. An unfortunate series of events followed and he would be vilified as Patient Zero, the man who gave us AIDS.

Director:  Laurie Lynd
Writer:  Laurie Lynd
Producer:  Corey Russell
Cinematographer:  Paul Steinberg
Editor: Trevor Ambrose
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  100 minutes