Courtesy of the film’s producers, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is the DVD of the Oscar-nominated AIDS documentary, How To Survive A Plague, which goes on sale nationwide on February 26th.
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals. Theirs is a classic tale of activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is extraordinary, remarkable, and one of the most important documentaries in years or decades. -Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.
We have three copies of How To Survive A Plague to give away. Enter to win by commenting on this post and please remember to leave an email address you check frequently. Entries close at midnight on Thursday, west coast time. Winners will receive their copies when the title goes on sale. Publicists: If you’d like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.