How To Survive A Plague

How To Survive A Plague Release Date: September 21, 2012

The big screen documentary How To Survive A Plague 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, with no scientific training, 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 in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

How To Survive A Plague was nominated for the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary.

DIRECTED BY: David France

STUDIO: IFC Films

RATING: Not Rated

How To Survive A Plague Trailer

Starring: Ed KochLarry KramerGregg BordowitzAnn NorthropJim EigoBob RafskySpencer CoxDavid BarrBill BahlmanPeter Staley
Genres: DocumentaryHistoryNews
Directed By: David France
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating Not Rated