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How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

1h25m USA 2012


In the early years of the AIDS pandemic, HIV-positive activists - literally fighting for their lives - took on Washington and Big Pharma by forming ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group). Combining theatrical protests with self-taught scientific training, these heroic groups both gave a sense of purpose to the dying and shook up the medical and governmental bureaucracies.


Country: USA
Language: English
Director: David France
Awards: Academy Awards 2013 - Best Documentary Feature Nomination, Boston Society of Film Critics 2012 - Best Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2012

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