How to Survive a Plague (2012)

The activist group ACT UP was both heralded and feared for its street-theater tactics and ability to thrust AIDS into the media spotlight at a time when the government was ignoring it. David France’s Oscar-nominated documentary drops you into the center of ACT UP meetings, strategy sessions and the group’s exciting and sometimes frightening protests, all narrated by the activist members who have survived. Plague is the ultimate testament to community empowerment.