Free screening of ‘How to Survive a Plague’ today

Besi Besemar November 30, 2014

World Aids Day Partnership organisers have arranged a free screening of the award winning documentary How to Survive a Plague in the Jubilee on Sunday, November 30 as part of the World AIDS Day series of events.

How to survive a plague

How to Survive a Plague is an American documentary film made in 2012 about the early years of the AIDS epidemic, and the efforts of ACT UP and TAG.

It is directed by David France, a journalist who covered AIDS from its beginnings. For France it was his first film and he dedicated it to his partner, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1992.

The documentary was produced using more than 700 hours of archived footage which included news coverage, interviews as well as film of demonstrations, meetings and conferences taken by ACT UP members themselves and includes footage of a demonstration during mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1989.[2]

Event: Screening of How to Survive a Plague directed by David France

Where: Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton

Time: 1.30pm

Cost: Free

World AIDS Day events in Brighton and Hove are organised by a local partnership of Lunch Positive, THT South, The Sussex Beacon, BHCC Community Safety Team, Peer Action. South Downs Health Trust, Gscene Magazine and Sussex Ecumenical HIV Chaplaincy.