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DirectorDavid France

From Gay Essential

How to Survive a Plague tells the story of two activist groups, ACT-UP and TAG, and their struggle to present AIDS as a serious public health concern.  In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, politicians, religious groups, and Wall St. viewed AIDS as a minor, “gay disease.” LGBT activist groups fought to change these beliefs, and their impact is examined in this film. Read More Here

Nominated for an Academy Awards and Winner of “BEST DOCUMENTARY” at 16 International Film Festivals

“We're now far enough from that era that seeing it all again feels like a slap to the face in the same way that watching certain moments in the civil rights epic “Eyes on the Prize” chills your bones. This doesn't have that series' stately magnitude. It's smaller and crasser, but it's comparatively galvanic.”
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

“One of the best documentaries, and best films, of the year, it is required viewing for anyone with a desire for making their own world a better place, inspiring you to act up and fight back.”
   Katie Walsh, The Playlist

“ACT UP soldiers on today, as it must, given the lack of official attention to the resurgence of HIV among young American men in metropolitan areas.”
   Ella Taylor, NPR

Features:

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 31 Mar 2014
  • Run Time: 110 minutes

 

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