LGBT Foundation presents a free screening of How To Survive A Plague in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Arts and Humanities.
A deeply humane documentary, How to Survive A Plague is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.
With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s (31 videographers are credited), first-time filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heart-breaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
Post-screening, staff from LGBT Foundation, George House Trust and BHA will lead a panel discussion on activism, diagnosis, treatment and how we collectively support those living with HIV.
Please note you will need to book tickets for this event at http://WADfilm.eventbrite.com/