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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Peter Staley
Garance Franke-Ruta
Directors
David France
Screenwriters
David France
Todd Woody Richman
Tyler H. Walk
Running Time
110 minutes

How To Survive A Plague
Inspiring AIDS doc


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How To Survive A Plague

Plot
The early years of America's HIV/AIDS epidemic were a battleground of prejudice, disinterest and neglect. As David France's documentary records, the battle rumbled through big pharma, government and the church with compassion often in short supply.


Verdict
A moving treatment of a deeply personal subject (France's own partner died of an AIDS-related illness in 1992), and an enthralling depiction of a seriously fired-up popular movement.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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