CreagerCole Communications was hired to generate positive visibility for “The Last One” a compelling new documentary which not only tells the story of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, but also explores the lives of people today who are still suffering discrimination and stigma around HIV/AIDS. The film is directed by the award-winning Nadine Licostie, Partner at Red Thread Productions in New York City. CreagerCole placed a number of articles on this groundbreaking film in outlets including: The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Huffington Post Gay Voices, GLAADBlog, Edge Media Network, Joe.My.God., My So Called Gay Life, and O-blog-dee-o-blog-da. We also placed an opinion piece by Director Nadine Licoste in POZ Magazine.
According to Cleve Jones, one of the founders of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, the quilt was “conceived as a weapon against not only the disease but the cruelty and bigotry that the disease exposed.” While treatment and acceptance of people suffering with HIV and AIDS have dramatically improved since the dark days of the virus’ heyday, vulnerable populations around the world continue to have their lives shattered due to their HIV/AIDS status. The Memorial Quilt has grown to be fifty miles long since its creation and twenty-seven years later, panels still continue to stream in from all over the world. “The Last One” chronicles the struggle to end the massive suffering caused by AIDS and finally create a world where the last panel can be sewn into the quilt. CreagerCole has been honored to work with these filmmakers and looks forward to seeing “The Last One” continue a successful run.