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Monday 28th November 2016

'How to Survive A Plague' Film Screening

Date: 28 November at 18:30–21:00

Location: 70 Oxford St, Manchester

Tickets: FREE – Reserve tickets at http://wadfilm.eventbrite.com/ 

To mark WORLD AIDS DAY this year, Manchester Met English Dept at No 70 Oxford Street is hosting a free screening of the documentary 'How to Survive A Plague' - after which there will be a panel discussion. The event is co-organised with the LGBT Foundation in Manchester.

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 heart-breaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.

Post-screening, staff from LGBT Foundation, George House Trust and BHA will lead a panel discussion on activism, diagnosis, treatment and how we collectively support those living with HIV.

FREE but reserve tickets at http://WADfilm.eventbrite.com/  and join the event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1221027101287600/  

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Simpson

Tel: 0161 247 6740

Email: lucy.simpson@mmu.ac.uk

Event Website

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