Rizer returned to her hometown of Watertown, Mass.,
this week to begin working on an AIDS documentary being
directed by Alexandra Kerry, the daughter of U.S.
senator John Kerry.
The film, titled
Maggie and Me, is being produced by AIDS
activist Suzanne Engo, whose father is a former
ambassador to the United Nations from Cameroon. Engo founded
the New York AIDS Film Festival, which was launched at
the U.N. in 2003. The festival is committed to the
celebration of life and the use of film and television
as tools to fight HIV/AIDS.
The U.N. has
thrown its support behind the documentary, which will
explore how ''the next generation'' in the United States and
African countries deals with the AIDS crisis,
said publicist Hilla Narov.
Plans call for
scenes to be filmed in Watertown and Cameroon, she said.
The film is expected to be completed next year.
A clip from the
film will be screened at the AIDS Film Festival in
December in New York City, where Rizer will be honored for
her work in increasing awareness and support for those
with the disease, Narov said.
died of AIDS in 1992 at age 38. Rizer, a 1996 Watertown
High School graduate, has appeared on the covers of
Mademoiselle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and
Allure magazines. (AP)