Directed by Dan Goldes
ub2 is a short documentary film about the impact of pejorative language on HIV+ men. Over the past few years, listings on gay dating sites increasingly specify that the poster is “clean” or “disease-free” and requests of his potential matches, “ub2” (internet-speak for "you be, too"). Of course, people are free to specify anything that’s important to them, but how does the choice of these words impact the HIV+ men who read them? What image does it give of our community? Do words matter? (Total Running Time 00:04:48)
ub2 is Dan's first film. It is an Official Selection of 36 U.S. and international film festivals. In June 2015, he created Equal Justice Under Law, a short film celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality decision. Shot on a cell phone and edited within hours of the decision, it is an Official Selection of 20 U.S. and international film festivals. In December 2016, Dan created Arrested (Again), a short film about a San Francisco activist who has been arrested 32 times for non-violent civil disobedience. Dan is now in production on 5 Blocks, a documentary about a San Francisco neighborhood undergoing its most dramatic change in 50 years.
Dan is in the incubator program at San Francisco's Ninth Street Independent Film Center and the Filmmaker Residency at the San Francisco Green Film Festival. He has served on the screening committees for the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and the San Francisco Green Film Festival. Dan is a graduate of the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking. He chairs the Citizens Advisory Committee of Grants for the Arts, San Francisco's pioneering municipal arts funding organization.
Dan is also a consultant, providing strategic planning, training and leadership development, meeting facilitation, and destination and association research. He lives in San Francisco.