Keeping the Promise: AHF 30 Years, a documentary about AIDS Healthcare Foundation, premiered in Los Angeles at the Cinerama Dome on October 19. Righteous Rebels author Patrick Range McDonald was the historical consultant for the film.
The inspiring documentary delves into key milestones of AHF’s life-saving, innovative work over the past 30 years. The organization was founded in 1987 by AIDS activists Michael Weinstein and Chris Brownlie.
Foxhound Productions made the film, with McDonald acting as the consultant. Keeping the Promise was dedicated to Chris Brownlie, an influential activist and newspaper columnist in Los Angeles who died in 1989 from AIDS.
Starting as a small, grassroots organization, AHF is now the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical provider.
AHF began its work by offering hospice care to terminally ill AIDS patients, opening the Chris Brownlie Hospice in 1988.
The organization expanded its life-saving work into South Africa and Uganda in the early 2000s.
AHF now operates in 39 countries and cares for more than 810,000 patients. Learn more about AIDS Healthcare Foundation — read the highly praised book Righteous Rebels.
All photos courtesy of AIDS Healthcare Foundation