• Documentary
  • Rated: 14A,15,G
  • Director: David France
  • Writer: David France, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk
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HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication 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 veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.
  • Documentary
  • Rated: 14A,15,G
  • Director: David France
  • Writer: David France, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk

  • Bill Clinton
    Ed Koch
    Jesse Helms
    Larry Kramer
    Mathilde Krim
    Mark Allen
    Matthew Ebert
    David Barr
    Bob Rafsky
    Jim Eigo
    Ann Northrop
    Gregg Bordowitz
    Peter Staley
    Bill Bahlman
    Spencer Cox

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  • (2012)

  • Documentary
  • Rated: 14A,15,G
  • Director: David France
  • Writer: David France, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk
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HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication 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 veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

Starring
  • Bill Clinton
    Ed Koch
    Jesse Helms
    Larry Kramer
    Mathilde Krim
    Mark Allen
    Matthew Ebert
    David Barr
    Bob Rafsky
    Jim Eigo
    Ann Northrop
    Gregg Bordowitz
    Peter Staley
    Bill Bahlman
    Spencer Cox