Will it will the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature? We’ll know once the golden naked men are handed out. Even if it doesn’t win, How to Survive a Plague, the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of the AIDS epidemic, is a winner.
How to Survive a Plague movingly and powerfully describes how a dedicated and fearless group of people demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. These improbable activists formed ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medications 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 tragic plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals.
This award-winning film by writer-director David France is a classic tale of activism that has helped inspire movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Human bravery shows its finest faces.
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