50 Documentaries to See Before You Die

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Director: David France

When Ed Koch died, many were quick to point out the former NYC mayor's failure to address the AIDS crisis in his city. David France's powerful doc, How to Survive a Plague, covers the early days of AIDs, when the general public seemed content to paint it as punishment for being gay. The film was nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar at the 2012 Academy Awards.

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