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How to Survive a Plague

Not Rated In Theaters 09/21/2012 , 109min.
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Plot & Details

'How To Survive A Plague' is 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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best New Filmmaker David France Won
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Documentary Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Howard Gertler Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary David France Nominated

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 New York Film Critics Circle Best First Film David France Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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