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In 'How to Survive a Plague,' Film Looks Back at First AIDS Activists

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Published on Nov 30, 2012

In a new documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," filmmaker David France re-examines the in-your-face brand of AIDS activism that forced the nation to pay attention in the early days of the epidemic and eventually convinced the federal government to speed the approval of life-saving drugs. Ray Suarez speaks with France about why a film primarily composed of archival, handheld video footage from the 1980s and '90s remains so relevant to today's fight.

Read the full transcript at newshour.pbs.org/health.

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