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"How to survive a plague" on AIDS activism opens in selected US cinemas this weekend
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"How to survive a plague" hit selected US cinemas this weekend and I want to see it on UK cinemas screens asap!

Stand up, Speak out, Fight back - Well said!

The film has an excellent website which is here:
http://surviveaplague.com/

Short trailer:


Long trailer:


Details:

Faced with their own mortality, an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment. 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.

Read the GayStarNews (GSN) feature on it here:
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/act-documentary-shines-light-group-able-surmount-insurmountable210912

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