Memories of a Penitent Heart

A filmmaker’s journey of discovering the truth about her uncle’s life 25 years after his death from AIDS is told through the contradictions of family members, open secrets, and shifting memories. Her investigation uncovers his life as a gay man in New York City, lack of acceptance of his lifestyle by his mother in Puerto Rico and the struggle for legitimacy in a religious Latino family.

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Cecilia Aldarondo
Stillwater, NY
TVPRG - ITVS subgrant
Cecilia Aldarondo
Stillwater, NY
TVPRG - LPB subgrant


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