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How to Survive a Plague

Directed by David France
United States, 2012
  • English
  • No subtitles
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The untold story of the intensive efforts that turned AIDS into a manageable condition – and the improbable group of (mostly HIV-positive) young men and women whose amazing resilience broke through a time of rampant death and political indifference.

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With great immediacy of first-hand accounts and an always incisive use of archival footage, this Academy Award nominated documentary dives deep into one of the most tortured yet tide-turning moments in recent American history. A remarkable portrait on the potentiality of significant social change.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

Independent Spirit Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Documentary

Village Voice Film Poll

2012 | 2nd place: Best Documentary Feature Film

2012 | Nominee: Best First Feature

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