Fireworks Logo

Latest Shorts...

  • Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other
  • Little One
  • Ismay - 'Stranger in the Barn'
  • Chappell Roan: Casual
  • Worst Date, Best Date
  • My Condolences to Your Future Lovers
  • What I'm Hiding from You...
  • I Know Two Boys
  • Halfway
  • Cursive
  • Safety State
  • YDHTLM: You Don't Have to Like Me
  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • Autoficker (Die)
  • Thinking About Your Dad
  • For the Ones Stuck at Home
  • Maika Küster: Wtchsong
  • Out of the Corner of Our Eye
  • Pride is not available in your region
  • Cul Riculum Vitae
  • Batter My Heart
  • 13 grammes
  • Frisky Business
  • Pacemaker
  • Ausência
  • Best Wishes
  • Bro
  • Camderina Diner (The)
  • Other Side of Clean (The)
  • altSHIFT Volume One
  • Male Gaze: A Better Tomorrow (The)
  • Hangry
  • Strange Way of Life
  • Troy
  • Revived
  • Lollygag
  • Bleach
  • Dykes on Bikes: An Origin Story
  • Betty and Jean
  • Malcolm

Fear of Disclosure

Country: USA, Language: English, 7 mins

  • Director: David Wojnarowicz; Phil Zwickler

CGiii Comment

This was a mighty powerful film in its day.

It still delivers...food for thought!


Watch...here

The(ir) Blurb...

This was the first film to specifically address the difficulties in relationships between HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. Two go-go dancers assess each other’s mortality while the world rotates and a gay man reflects on the psychosocial consequences of the disclosure of his HIV infection. Video images caught in a loop of restless perseverance. A feverish attempt to make a film to battle the shock that the AIDS crisis presented to a vibrant sexuality. Resolutely, the directors expose the corrosion of desire as a result of the fear of rejection.

Along with the documentary Self-Portrait in 23 Rounds: a Chapter in David Wojnarowicz's Life, 1989–1991 by Marion Scemama, the film complements the exhibition “David Wojnarowicz: Photography & Film 1978-1992” that begins during the Berlinale at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.