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How to Survive a Plague

Director David France looks at the inception and impact of militant AIDS treatment advocacy in this thorough, evocative, and powerful documentary. In tracing the roots of ACT UP and TAG, and following those organizations from early actions to policy impact, France tells an important and often overlooked story; he masterfully conveys the urgency of those early, seemingly hopeless (and helpless) years, and expertly culls from miles of archival footage to simultaneously educated, anger, and inspire.