How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

Directed by David France

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions-ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)-whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and '90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.

This Oscar-nominated doc spotlights the brave people who fought tirelessly to convince an uncaring government to do more to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Member Reviews

Unforgettable footage and history of how everyday civilians are the ones who got politicians and Big Pharma to end the AIDS crisis from the mid-1980s to the '90s. Incredible film.

corielahr
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2 years ago

Humanizing, arresting, powerful.

mollylmg
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2 years ago