How to Survive a Plague

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  • 2013 Academy Award Nomination — Best Documentary Feature
  • 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Award — Best First Film
  • 2013 George Foster Peabody Award
  • About the Film

    : An AIDS activist protesting is taken off by police

    In 1987, two coalitions — ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) — made up of self-made activists, many of them HIV-positive, began to challenge the pharmaceutical industry, then helped it to identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

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  • Talkback

    One AIDS death every 12 minutes

    Do you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis? How far would you go to fight for a cure to a disease that affects your own life?

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