An excellent teaching tool for future and current generations. The historical background...was well presented, and helped combat stereotypes by showing scientific information about transmission and sexual safety. The video also discussed how the lessons learned decades ago are being forgotten today."
"DVD Pick of the Month
. A revealing look at the effects of ignorance, stigma, and discrimination, which cause the disease to spread. Statistics here are important for young adults to understand: 80 percent of those now being diagnosed with the disease are heterosexual, while only 15 percent are gay. This film deserves a place on middle school and high school library shelves."- School Library Journal
"Highly Recommended. Eye-opening...an exceptional job of bringing together all the issues that surround the AIDS crisis — the bigotry and uneducated statements and decision making by those in power in the 1980s.... Sadly, the stigma attached to AIDS and the fight to save lives continues, and the film includes infographic style visuals illustrating the staggering statistics on current morbidity and mortality numbers from AIDS/HIV."
–Educational Media Reviews Online
"Starred Review. This thought-provoking program presents an updated history of the AIDS epidemic and the AIDS memorial quilt in the U.S. With one in four new AIDS infections occurring annually among young people, this is definitely appropriate for young adult audiences."
- Booklist (ALA)
"The Last One is a moving and jarring exploration of where the United States is at this moment in the AIDS crisis. The film masterfully shows how widespread the epidemic is, by focusing on the ignorant perceptions that still persist....The AIDS Memorial Quilt has been a driving force in keeping the issue of HIV and AIDS in the national conversation....as a treasured national artifact."
"As our culture has become increasingly virtual, the handmade tribute remains a powerful human-scaled response to a political and medical disaster."
"This extraordinary, new documentary examines how stigma and discrimination exacerbated, and still fuel, a disease that has claimed the lives of 30 million people, and currently infects 34 million more around the globe. This emotional and moving story tells the history behind the quilt, and the important role it continues to play today.”
-American Documentary Film Festival
American Documentary Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
OutFest Los Angeles
Frameline Film Festival
Provincetown International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival