Leo Herrera, a gay Mexican director, is working on a new project that imagines what life would be like for LGBTI people if the AIDS epidemic had never occurred.
The short film, Fathers (or The Fathers Project), is funded entirely by individual donors and art supporters. Herrera has been working on the project for almost two years and started filming across the United States this month.
The film combines elements of real-life and fantasy, even being described as sci-fi. Featuring LGBTI artists, historians, activists, and performers, the movie explores the political and cultural influence the LGBTI rights movement could have had if so many important figures hadn’t become part of the ‘lost generation’ who perished from AIDS.