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How to Survive A Plague

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
How to Survive A Plague


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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 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.
Statement of Responsibility: Public Square Films presents a ; France/Tomchin film ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms, Impact Partners and Little Punk ; directed by David France ; written by David France, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk ; produced by Howard Gertler, David France
Title: How to survive a plague
[videorecording]
Publisher: New York, NY :, Sundance Selects :, MPI Media Group,, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This May 15, 2013
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fascinating, especially having grown up in this period. I remember when AIDS was seen as a death sentence and seemingly every day there were more headlines about it. This film shows how through turbulent efforts the various groups that sprouted up were able to advance research and advocacy. Really captures the period well. Not a he said/she said balanced documentary but excellent at what it does.

Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done and interesting documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding no falling asleep on this one. A++ DVD

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Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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