United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.
Hands down, United in Anger: a History of ACT UP is the best documentary I’ve seen of the AIDS crisis. The director, Jim Hubbard, has allowed a free copy of movie to remain available on youtube because “this is the only way many people can see [his] film.” I admire his selflessness and urge fellow fans with financial capacity to support his work! We all benefit from availability of LGBT history.
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