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Das Ovo (Ovo - das Video)

THE OVO (OVO – THE VIDEO)

Christoph Josten was Ovo Maltine. She died on 8 February, 2005 at Berlin’s Auguste Viktoria hospital, eleven weeks after suddenly being diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. She had lived with the HIV virus for 13 years. “Ovo (the egg)” – read one obituary – “lay down in Berlin’s nest of queens and brooded on a number of political projects: a hotline for gay victims of as­sault, Act Up, AIDS benefit events, the legalisation of marihuana, the recognition of prostitution as a profession, transgender visibility…” For: “How a queen moves is not as important as what she moves.”

Germany 2005, 17 min

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Michael Brynntrup