This is the short version of the production Crossover, from 1988. It revolves around the global AIDS situation in the late 80's, with a particular focus on youth, social structures, poverty and stigma. It is filmed in areas that were severly affected by AIDS, such as the gay friendly city San Francisco, the poor areas of New York and Rio de Janeiro, the entertainment areas in Thailand and the Rakai District in Uganda.
"Crossover - The Global Impact of AIDS, was really the start of the Face of AIDS Film Archive and my continous documentation on HIV/AIDS over time at a global level. Before I started my journey for this film, Dr Hans Wigzell at the Karolinska Institutet advised me to film longer interviews and more extensive material than I would normally have done for a documentary. He wanted to develop a film archive on this new human epidemic, and he wanted me to do the job. My strongest memory from the shooting of this film was to meet the dying AIDS patient Lyle Tyler and his doctor John Dwyer, at Prince William Hospital in Sydney. Lyle died ten hours after the interview was made, and that experience affected me to continue my new mission." - Staffan Hildebrand
Interview with Staffan Hildebrand in May 2015. Duration 2.32 min.