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How to survive a plague


In English, with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Featuring: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer.

Publication Information

New York : Sundance Selects ; [Orland Park, IL] : MPI Media Group, [2013]


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Originally released as a documentary in 2012.

Special features: commentary with director David France and ACT UP activists Heidi Dorow, Joy Episalla, Beb Lederer and Ron Medley ; deleted scenes ; trailer.

This Oscar-nominated documentary tells 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. 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.

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