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Killing Patient Zero

As an Air Canada flight attendant in the late ‘70s, Gaétan Dugas flew around the world with a free love attitude that embodied the newfound gay liberation movement. But soon, the celebrations came to an end and Dugas would wrongfully find himself at the center of a new epidemic taking the lives of thousands of gay men. Director Laurie Lynd skilfully peels back the layers of homophobia behind the headlines to clear the name of Dugas, aka “Patient Zero,” the person accused of spreading AIDS in North America. Based on the ground-breaking book Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, this is a fascinating portrait not only of a man, but of a crisis that shocked a community into action.


Killing Patient Zero

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