About the film


Sex. Betrayal. Faith. Redemption.

25 TO LIFE is a feature length documentary about William Brawner, a young man who kept his HIV status a secret for over twenty-five years. Now, William seeks redemption from his promiscuous past, as he embarks on a new phase of life, with his wife, who is HIV Negative. We watch as he struggles to carve out an open and honest future.

25 TO LIFE is a startlingly fresh look at HIV and AIDS in America. It tackles the tough social issues of sex, race and manhood. Exploring the pains and triumphs of William’s life and those around him, his story illuminates the ability of the human spirit to rise above devastating circumstances and discover why life is always worth fighting for.

A Film by Mike Brown.