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.
Tel: 0161 247 6740