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A favorite from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, we wanted to include HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE in the Documentary Showcase sidebar of the 21st Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, but IFC Films is releasing it in theaters before our festival. We hope you consider checking out any of the other amazing documentaries in the festival this year and join us at this special advanced screening.
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.