Louis Dionne, a Montreal filmmaker and video artist, learned at the age of 31 that he was HIV positive. His experience led to the creation of Comment vous dirais-je?, a documentary which recorded his parents reactions to his condition. The idea for a creative support group took shape. Louis Dionne, board member of the Diffusion gais et lesbiennes du Québec, organized a project to give people who are HIV positive the opportunity to make a short film. The result was five vignettes by five different authors, grouped together under the title Le Sida n'est pas une maladie honteuse...n'est-ce pas? which was presented at the festival Image & Nation Montréal in November 1995.