The Film

Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS

A Film by Harriet Hirshorn

From New York to Nigeria
From Burundi to the American South
How HIV-positive women on two continents have spent 30 years  fighting for treatment, survival—and a place at the table

Nothing Without Us is the first and only documentary telling the story of the inspiring women at the forefront of the global AIDS movement. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, “Nothing Without Us: The Women who Will End AIDS” reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played essential roles in HIV prevention and the treatment access movement throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The film explores the unaddressed dynamics that keep women around the world at risk of HIV, while introducing the remarkable women who have the answers to ending this 30-year old pandemic.

This film is funded by the Ford Foundation with generous support from Gilead, the MAC AIDS Fund and Open Society Institutes.