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'How to Survive a Plague' Chronicles Battle to Find Life-Saving Drugs During AIDS Crisis: VIDEO


UPDATE: Sorry folks, I posted the clip prematurely. Can't show you the film bits till after the premiere, which I promise to do.

Filmmaker David France's new documentary How to Survive a Plague is set to screen at this year's Sundance Festival. A six-minute clip from the film features some of the hero activists who fought government officials demanding drugs and research in order to save themselves and those they loved. The brief clip contains some very powerful footage and interviews with ACT-UP members, including Peter Staley, above, who as you can see, is being handled with gloves.

Check out a short interview with France, AFTER THE JUMP...

Here's the film's page on Facebook.

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  1. This ACT UP stuff is political nonsense that exploits the victim card mentality that is so prevalent in leftist organizations. I have no time for it.

    Posted by: jason | Jan 6, 2012 4:24:20 PM

  2. I am proud to say that I marched with the ACT UP and queernation folks back in '87. Victim was certainly NOT in their vocabulary. I was there. I know. And I will not sit still for fascist revisionism.

    Posted by: Telemachus Rex | Jan 6, 2012 6:29:13 PM

  3. Who is the fascist? HIV does not cause AIDS.

    Posted by: David | Jan 7, 2012 9:32:45 AM

  4. Hey, Jason, I would venture that you are a young man under 30 and unaware of the real struggles that occurred in the 1980s...not to mention the many needless deaths and lost friends...there is a hope for you took the time to comment...

    Posted by: Christopher | Jan 7, 2012 1:33:35 PM

  5. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

    Posted by: Jordan Heels | Jan 12, 2012 10:23:11 PM

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