Zap (Act Up Paris, été 1995)
Vincent Martorana
1995 - 87 min - Betacam SP - Couleur - France

Zap : a "zap" is a rapid fire tactic that "Act Up" (the association for the struggle against AIDS) uses against a celebrity, a group or an institution. It consists of a very targeted protest which contests the present dialogue in the struggle against AIDS.
Due to the small number of participants it is important that everyone remains loyal to their spokesperson. The success of the "zap" depends on a contrast between the calmness and stubbornness of the spokesperson, and the "latent violence" of the group.
"From "Act Up" Paris we have become familiar with their actions which often involved the media... In "Act Up" Paris, I know some militants, either as friend or from having gone with them to several take-overs at protest marches.
This film is a chronicle of 2 weeks spent with some of them".

Author-Director : Vincent Martorana
Delegate Producer : IO production
Broadcasting Co-producer : Images Plus
Contribution : CNC


Distributor : Daï Films
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Daï Films