I'm You You're Me
TitleI'm You You're Me
DirectorCatherine Gund, Debra Levine
CountryUSA
Year1993
Duration26mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThis powerful documentary focuses on HIV-positive women and women with AIDS in New York State, making the transition from prison to independent living. The women interviewed give personal accounts of their situation, expressing their fears, hopes and above all their strength and desire to help themselves. At Bedford Hills, a maximum-security prison for women, inmates created their own HIV/AIDS organisation with the motto, 'each one teach one'. This developed into a second organisation for women coming out of prison, who are in transition. I'm You, You're Me explores the success of, and necessity for, these counselling and educational groups, and celebrates the support these women gain from each other.