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Pedro Zamora Story Airs April 1st

MTV's movie about Real World star Pedro Zamora airs on April 1st. Zamora was a pioneering youth and Latino HIV activist whose personal battle with AIDS riveted the nation after he was selected for the cast of Real World: San Francisco in 1993. He died the next year of an AIDS-related brain illness. Pedro was made by the same people that produce Real World and was an entry in the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

PERSONAL: I met Pedro a couple of times in Miami through the NAMES Project and found him a charming and engaging young man. When he was cast in Real World, he became a hero to many of us in South Florida.

UPDATE: I didn't see it in the MTV materials, but the movie was written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black.

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