How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Critic Consensus: Angry, powerful, and stirring, How to Survive a Plague is a brilliantly constructed documentary about the activists who pushed for action to combat the AIDS epidemic.
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David France has made an absorbing film to document that moment of immense implosion, called How to Survive a Plague.
As this stirring, scrupulous doc reveals, the members of ACT UP fused the fervor of revolutionaries, the tenacity of trial lawyers, and the rage of the dispossessed to change the very shape of the epidemic.
From a terrible epidemic comes a beautiful documentary.
A raw history, often cluttered and sometimes repetitive but, when strategies fail along with immune systems, deeply affecting.
Audience Reviews for How to Survive a Plague
An extremely enlightening overview of that which was the most devastating plague that hit the world in the past century, and an essential historical document that shows how activism played the most important role during the acme of the epidemic.
An excellent documentary that effectively conveyed the desperation, fear and power of the gay community during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Really well done.
A topic that should have been more interesting to me... but it was quite hard for my interest to survive this dull documentary - and I usually like documentaries.
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