Video Remains: Crew and Cast Bios

When a hair stylist that I had never met initiated a conversation about AIDS in NY in the 80s, this only an hour after a lunch where I had agreed to videotape young gay men in an AIDS support group, I knew they all needed to be in the documentary. Michael and I had both lived through the dying, but he tells the stories of the dead with a grace and vividness that I can not…



Enid Baxter Blader makes paintings, experimental films, and plays music. Her work has been presented at the Smithsonian, Orange County Museum of Art, Sundance Film Festival, Location One, Aurora Picture Show, the Director’s Guild of America and festivals internationally. Her films have been written about in the New York Times, ArtForum, ArtReviews and others. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 1996 and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2000. She completed a fellowship at Yale University in 1995 and was a recent recipient of a Durfee Foundation ARC grant and a Kodak Filmmaking Grant.


James Lamb was a member of Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company in the late 80s and early 90s where he performed in Big Hotel, Der Ring Gott Flerblongett, Brother Trucker and Camille. He received a BA from Amherst College.


Alisa Lebow worked making videos about AIDS discrimination for the NYC Commission on Human Rights from 1989-1993. She then worked on the Living With AIDS show at GMHC, and made the experimental video, Internal Combustion, with Cynthia Madansky about HIV and lesbians (Distributed by Video Data Bank).

Juanita Mohammed Imran has produced activist video for the past 12 years. Her primary goal has been making videos that bring awareness that HIV/AIDS affects us all. She is proud to work on videos with her son Shah and daughter Jahanara. Currently she works as a caseworker for the City of New York in honor of her late friend Tyrone. Although she has not produced videos for the past two years, she is currently producing a grandmothers/granddaughters dealing with revolution. She also plans to produce a video on the continuing misconceptions surrounding HIV/AIDS

Mpowerment at APLA, AIDS Project Los Angeles’s Mpowerment Program is dedicated to reducing the risk of HIV infection among young MSM and MSM/W by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate risk-reduction education, support and activities. Mpowerment provides individual, group and community level interventions through one on one counseling, roundtable discussions, community organizing efforts, information sharing, negotiation and life skills development, and the creation of resilient representations. The program serves Los Angeles youth ages 15-22.

Sarah Schulman is the author of twelve books including People in Trouble, Rat Bohemia, The Child and the nonfiction books My American History: Gay and Lesbian Life During The Reagan/Bush Years, and Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America. Her AIDS journalism appeared in The Village Voice, The Nation, The Guardian of London and many gay and feminist publications. A seven-year veteran of ACT-UP, Sarah is co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project (

Ellen Spiro is known as a pioneer in small format video technology. Dubbed “the little video that could,” DIANA’S HAIR EGO (1988) was the first documentary shot on 8mm consumer video equipment to be shown on television in the U.S. The NY Times says it “addresses AIDS and sexuality with refreshing humor without losing touch with its serious subject matter.” Spiro made a series of AIDS activist videos including (IN)VISIBLE WOMEN as part of the FEAR OF DISCLOSURE project. In 1990 she co-founded DIVA TV (Damned Interfering Video Activist Television) in NYC.


Video Remains title
Experimental Documentary produced by Alexandra Juhasz, Mini-dv; 54 mins, 2005


Alexandra Juhasz