CIRA Presents 'How To Survive A Plague'
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
New Haven, CT
On April 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM, CIRA will present a screening of 'How To Survive A Plague' at the Whitney Humanities Center. A reception will follow with Producer/Director, David France.
ABOUT THE FILM:
'How To Survive A Plague' is the story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and '90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
CO-SPONSORS (in alphabetical order):
- AIDS Connecticut
- AIDS Project New Haven
- Films at the Whitney
- Global Health Justice Partnership
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at Yale
- New England AIDS Education and Training Center
- Yale AIDS Program
- Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group
ABOUT FILMS AT THE WHITNEY:
Inaugurated in 2009 by the Whitney Humanities Center to help foster a dynamic film culture at Yale, Films at the Whitney supports a wide range of programming, including
- film conferences and festivals
- special screenings and workshops with visiting filmmakers
- faculty- and student-organized screenings
- and a host of other film-related events.
Films at the Whitney welcomes proposals for its events and gladly partners with the Film Studies Program, Film Study Center and other student and academic organizations.
When & Where
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator