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#united in anger: a history of act up
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FREE SCREENING + Q&A with Director Jim Hubbard of UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP on Friday, December 7 @ 7:30 PM at the Bronx Documentary Center
The Bronx Documentary Center in New York City is hosting a free screening of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP on December 7 at 7:30 PM! The film, a documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the AIDS epidemic, will be followed by a Q&A session with its editor, Ali Cotterill, and its director, Jim Hubbard. You can RSVP for the event at firstname.lastname@example.org
“UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is the first feature-length documentary about how ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. UNITED IN ANGER reveals the group’s complex culture – meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.”
Learn more at Bronx Documentary Center website and at the United in Anger: A History of ACT UP Facebook page.
"People still think of [AIDS] as a shame-based disease … and so a lot of people are still very bigoted about this disease, and it’s our biggest opponent, trying to break these people down. It’s such a treatable disease … [and] the end is in sight … medically. But if we don’t go hand in hand with the stigma problem, along with the medical advancement, then we’re never going to defeat it … And the way we do that is to be more compassionate, more understanding, more loving towards each other. We have to change attitudes."
Elton John, on NPR’s Talk of the Nation
. Read more and listen to the full interview here
. (via npr