How To Survive A PlagueBy IFC
How to Survive a Plague is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.
Reasons to Buy
- This film earned a nomination for Best Documentary at the 2013 Academy Awards!
- How to Survive a Plague has garnered major critical attention at film festivals all over the country.
- There have been a lot of film made recently on this topic - We Were Here, Vito and United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, to name a few - but this is the one that you absolutely do not want to miss.
DVD FeaturesCommentary With Director David France and ACT UP Activists Heidi Dorow, Joy Episalla, Bob Lederer and Ron Medley