THE FIRST FALLEN
A sensitive look back on the beginning of the AIDS epidemic
Rodrigo de Oliveira
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A sensitive look back at the early days of the AIDS epidemic in Brazil through the eyes of three friends.
It is New Year's Eve 1983. Suzano, who has just returned from Paris, plans to spend the party with his sister and cousin, but he is not feeling well. As the year progresses, so does Suzano's illness. The three have retreated to a farm where they capture on camera their efforts to study the disease, amid moments of both fear and joy.
This strong, poignant film is an ode to the victims of the epidemic and the community of solidarity and support they form.