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How To Survive A Plague review

The power of protest

‘Silence = Death’ claimed activist group ACT UP in the ’80s.

Six years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with no cure and widespread indifference from the US government, ACT UP fought back.

This blistering, Oscar-nominated documentary tells how its members refused to let patients become pariahs.

Using camcorder footage from those who were there, David France shows how a tragedy became a call to arms: not least when we see the ashes of AIDS victims scattered onto the White House lawn.

An important, moving doc about how LGBT activism taught a community to shun silence.

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