A young skater and older gentleman discuss life, community, and activism while getting tested at an HIV clinic.

A Film By: Salvador Rubio

Protected  premiered July 28th 2019 during The Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival at the TLC Chinese Theater. 

The Story

According to Antonio, living in fear is no life at all. Today more than ever it is imperative that people understand they do not have to experience hardship alone. Yes fear is human but it is a feeling that ultimately, stops one from moving forward. When the unexpected causes Antonio to tumble he is able to find comfort in an unexpected friend.


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