FilmSoc W/ UAEM Week 10: How To Survive A Plague + Free Pizza!
7 October, 2016
Brown Theatre, Electrical Engineering
Hi FilmSocers and UAEM members!
Welcome back from the break! This week, we are excited to be collaborating with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Melbourne Chapters to present to you the award-winning documentary:
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (France, 2012)
During the late 1980s, members of Act-Up and other AIDS activists battle indifference and hostility to bring attention to the disease and play a huge role in reducing the number of AIDS-related fatalities in the U.S.
Confronted with their own mortality, an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mould as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment.
This is a story of activism and innovation that turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. How to Survive a Plague received awards for best documentary of 2012 from the Gotham Independent Film Awards and from the Boston Society of Film Critics. This documentary is an excellent story about modern-day warriors that is definitely worth watching!
As usual, there will be FREE pizza and drinks provided!
Friday 7th October, 2pm
BROWN THEATRE, Electrical Engineering Building
Bring your friends along and see you all there!
Melbourne University Film Society and UAEM
Note: the event is free for members of either club, and only $5 to signup for Film Society for the rest of the year if you aren’t a member.