'The Last One' AIDS memorial quilt documentary premieres on Showtime Dec 1

In honor of the 26th World AIDS Day, Showtime will premiere the documentary The Last One on December 1 at 8:30pm. The 70-minute documentary chronicles the history of The NAMES Project Foundation's AIDS Memorial Quilt. Watch the trailer below.

The Last One uses archival footage and interviews with the Quilt's founder Cleve Jones, "Hand Maiden of the Quilt" Gert McMullin and other early volunteers and panel makers to talk about the creation of the Quilt, giving hope and fighting back against a system that refused to act. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the largest ongoing community art project in the world and people continue to submit panels to memorialize loved ones lost to HIV/AIDS.

The documentary's world premiere falls on the 26th Annual World AIDS Day, an international observance in support of those living with HIV/AIDS and in memory of the lives lost in the epidemic. Worldwide, there are an estimated 34 million people living with HIV and more than 35 million have already died from the virus. In the US, over 1.1 million people have HIV and almost 1 in 6 are unaware of their positive status.

There are numerous ways to get involved with World AIDS Day this year, by learning the facts and putting the knowledge into action. Another way to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS is by wearing the signature red ribbon on December 1. You can find out more about World AIDS Day at www.worldaidsday.org.

Don't miss The Last One on Showtime at 8:30pm on December 1.