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Shelly Hatlestad's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

This film chronicles the early years of AIDS. It's easy to forget the fear, hysteria, and stigma. This was a time when AIDS was a fatal disease. There were no treatments and the FDA was in no hurry to find any. I think this period was just as groundbreaking as Stonewall in terms of gay activism. This film uses raw footage and interviews to tell the story of how ACT UP forced the FDA and the nation to take action.