Offering a blueprint for aligning fragmented movements, this documentary follows a small group that came together across race, class, and gender lines to change the world and save one another’s lives. Archival footage and insightful interviews provide an on-the-ground perspective of ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and its incredibly effective actions, which forced the US government and mainstream media to face the AIDS crisis. (2012, dir. Jim Hubbard, 93 min.)
Followed by a Q&A with producer, writer, and historian Sarah Schulman.
This program is part of People Power, a film series that explores successful grassroots political movements around the world.
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