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How to Survive a Plague full movie is released on Nov 08, 2013. Watch How to Survive a Plague online - the English Documentary movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $132,055. How to Survive a Plague is directed by David France and created by David France with Ed Koch and David Barr. How to Survive a Plague is available online on AMC+ Amazon Channel and AMC+ Roku Premium Channel.

In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, the disease was considered a death sentence affecting communities, like the LGBT ones, whom many in power felt deserved it. This film tells the story of how militant activists like ACT-UP and TAG pushed for a meaningful response to this serious public health problem. As the activists struggled against political indifference, religious hostility, corporate greed and apparently skewed scientific research priorities with determination and sheer audacity, they produced a political wave that would lead to not only an effective treatment regime, but would advance LGBT rights beyond anyone's expectations.

As know as:

Egy pestis túlélői, Як пережити чуму, Cómo sobrevivir una plaga, AIDS-pioneerit, Kako preživeti kugu

Release Date:

Sep 21, 2012

Release Date (Streaming):

Feb 26, 2013


United States



Stream Service:

IFC Films

Production Companies:

Public Square Films, Ninety Thousand Words, Ted Snowdon Foundation

Official Site:

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Gross worldwide:



Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
David France's rousing and inspirational documentary should be required viewing for political activists everywhere.
by rottentomatoes, May 26, 2020
Monica Castillo
Bitch Media
There are personal glimpses into the home lives of activists that left many in my theater wiping their tears on their coat sleeve.
by rottentomatoes, May 10, 2016
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
A compellingly watchable portrait of a battle fought under that most memorable rallying cry: "Silence = Death". Bravo.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 11, 2013

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