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'How to Survive a Plague' screening + Peter Staley + HIV visionaries Q+A
Thu, December 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT
‘How to Survive A Plague’ Screening with an opening by the film’s protagonist Peter Staley from ACT UP NY.
‘On the occasion of the UK publication of David France’s important book, ‘How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS’ please come to a screening of ‘How to Survive A Plague’ with an opening by the film’s protagonist Peter Staley from ACT UP NY.
Followed by Q+A with leading HIV+ advocates ‘how can ordinary people end racism, support migrants and help end the HIV+ pandemic?’ – Q+A at 6pm / Film starts at 7pm.
ABOUT ‘HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE’ (www.surviveaplague.com/)‘How to Survive A Plague’ is a vital documentary from director David France which traces the history of the AIDS activist coalitions ACT UP and TAG, whose radical initiatives and grassroots action broke crucial new ground in the fight against HIV in the 1980s and 1990s. The documentary grew out of the research David France embarked upon for his book of the same name, published in the UK and the US on World AIDS Day 2016. Copies of How to Survive a Plague will be on sale at this exclusive launch event.
‘A masterpiece of intimate storytelling with moral purpose’ – Andrew Solomon. ‘Epoch-making’ – Edmund White.
‘Both a great and an important book’ – Richard Russo.
Suggested Ticket prices – £5 / Tickets available on the door. All money raised goes to ‘Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary’ / ‘African Rainbow Family’ and ‘ACT UP LONDON’ actions to support HIV+ and LGBTQI+ migrants and to shut down illegal detention centres and to mobilise for the SHUTDOWNYARLSWOOD demonstration on 3.12.16.
All info at www.actuplondon.wordpress.com