QUIET HEROES

By Jenny MACKENZIE, Jared RUGA, Amanda STODDARD

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Social issues - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance 2018
Official Selection
BFI London FF 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, LGBT, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 69 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jenny MACKENZIE, Jared RUGA, Amanda STODDARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Jared RUGA, Amanda STODDARD, Jenny MACKENZIE
    • Synopsis
    • Director Jenny Mackenzie (Kick Like a Girl) unearths the incredible and moving story of Dr. Kristen Reis, a driven infectious disease specialist who arrived to start her new job (and life) in Salt Lake City the same day as the Center for Disease Control published its first report on what would become known as AIDS. Due to the growing stigma surrounding the disease Reis, assembled network of mostly catholic nuns to treat AIDS patients, and in so doing helped develop revolutionary protocols to remediate the disease. Quiet Heroes reveals the impact of the AIDS epidemic in a place that we haven't seen before, and shows the evocative story of these unsung caregivers and their patients.