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Film Showing - "How to Survive a Plague", Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary, 2013
Date Thursday May 18
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Film Showing Thursday May 18th, 7pm - "How to Survive a Plague"
Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary, 2013 directed by David France

This gripping film is the story of the fight by determined people, many of them HIV-positive young men, who refused to stand by or wait for the government to do something when people were dying of AIDS. It's the story of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group).

They courageously took on Washington and the medical establishment, fighting with audaciousness and bold actions which shook up and changed things.

"The currents of rage, fear, fiery determination and finally triumph that crackle through David France's inspiring documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," lend this history of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power a scorching electrical charge." - Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Riveting...moving and essential." - Bruce Diones, The New Yorker

There is much to learn from their example for today, now that we're up against a fascist regime that has to be driven out of power. Watch the film and stay for the discussion.
Added to the calendar on Sunday May 14th, 2017 1:26 PM

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