Aidskranke, mal nicht als Opfer: Die gefeierte Doku "How to Survive a Plague" erzählt die Geschichte der Protestgruppe Act Up. Mit schrillen. How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (English Edition) eBook: France, David: chinesische-malerei.eu: Kindle-Shop. How to Survive a Plague book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The definitive history of the successful battle to halt th.
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Die Dokumentation zeigt die Geschichte der Aids-Epidemie in den USA in den 80er und 90er Jahren. Außerdem wird der dramatische Kampf, den die Organisation `Act Up' für eine Neuausrichtung der US-amerikanischen Aids-Politik führte, beleuchtet. How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS | France, David | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle. How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (English Edition) eBook: France, David: chinesische-malerei.eu: Kindle-Shop. AIDS – Kampf ums Leben (Originaltitel: How to Survive a Plague) ist ein Dokumentarfilm aus dem Jahr über die Anfangszeit des HI-Virus und die. to Survive a Plague Programm von David France Border Lines. New York, Sechs Jahre sind seid dem Ausbruch der ersten AIDS-Erkrankungen. How to Survive a Plague is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — made up of innovative activists, many of them. In seinem Film „How to Survive a Plague“ greift der Regisseur David France auf Archivaufnahmen der Aktivisten zurück und entwirft anhand der faszinierenden.
How to Survive a Plague by David France is the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots. AIDS – Kampf ums Leben (Originaltitel: How to Survive a Plague) ist ein Dokumentarfilm aus dem Jahr über die Anfangszeit des HI-Virus und die. How to Survive a Plague is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — made up of innovative activists, many of them.
See the full list. Title: How to Survive a Plague In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, the disease was considered a death sentence affecting communities, like the LGBT ones, whom many in power felt deserved it.
As the activists struggled against political indifference, religious hostility, corporate greed and apparently skewed scientific research priorities with determination and sheer audacity, they produced a political wave that would lead to not only an effective treatment regime, but would advance LGBT rights beyond anyone's expectations.
Written by Kenneth Chisholm kchishol rogers. France also does a great job of not only showcasing the overwhelming amount of discrimination during the 80's and 90's, which altogether ostracized anybody with AIDS or people that had any linkage to the gay communities, but succeeds in his attempts to dissect the human condition, by showing how far a determined group of people are willing to go for change.
But equally as interesting as the subject matter, is how creatively this documentary is put together.
This archival footage format is truly an ingenious way to tell a narrative, really working on an almost purely visceral level to capture the times and atmosphere of a real life American revolution, in a way not many documentaries have the ability to do.
Final Thought: "How to Survive A Plague" is not only an informative, fascinating, and sure to be award winning film, but also one of the most powerful documentaries of There's not much more I can say about this documentary, other than that actually sitting down and witnessing what this film has to say, for yourself will undoubtedly create a deeper impact and elicit more of an emotional response than any mere words can say.
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Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. Mostly I feel a bone-deep exhaustion at this fucking repetitive story: people are dead and dying because they are not considered people by other people.
It's as frustratingly simple as that and it's the same thing every single time. Then I feel anger. Anger not only that it took 11 godforsaken years for s I've just finished this and I'm sat here feeling a lot of things; I'm not sure how to describe this book but I will try anyway.
Anger not only that it took 11 godforsaken years for something to be done; but also anger that I was never told, by anybody anywhere that that is how long it took.
I've been thinking a lot recently about queer history and how it is passed down. This book hammered home once again that there is a gaping void amongst younger queers' knowledge where the AIDS crisis ought to be; and with it the gaping void of communication between generations.
Our history and culture often isn't passed down by our parents, our family, or our immediate surroundings. We cannot absorb it passively because it often isn't there until we are young adults.
AIDS caused a generational trauma that none of us know how to navigate because we have barely anything or anyone to reach back to.
I don't know what to do about it, but I certainly will not forget the little bit of history i have just read in this book.
Sep 14, Christine Queen of Books rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction , lgbtq , highly-recommend , standouts.
The author David France is an investigative journalist, which means the book provides a well-written and well-researched account.
The author also is a gay man who moved to NYC in To be clear, this book is nonfiction - in pages, maybe 30 read like a memoir.
But still - the author was there. He didn't just consult the archives and conduct tl;dr - Read this one. He didn't just consult the archives and conduct interviews.
He lived so much of what is detailed in these pages. I learned a ton. I felt angry and depressed, and hopeful.
I was reminded how the public - and the medical community - reacted in the s. I was wowed by how much grassroots activism and education were conducted, and how their efforts truly saved lives.
All in all: five stars. Jun 14, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: booklist , kindle-scribd-library , lgbtqia , nonfiction , read-in Dec 01, Kathleen rated it it was amazing.
Everybody knows that the size of a book does not guarantee its quality, yet there's still something thrilling about a book of a certain heft; a door-stopper-size tome speaks silently to a certain degree of ambition, completeness and necessity.
Its pages are packed with scientific, medical and social history, offering the reader a simultaneously intimate and sweeping understanding of the crisis from its earliest onset through the mids, when "the number of commercially available protease inhibitors" gave patients life-saving options, and beyond to the era in which survivor's guilt troubled many of the movement's former activists.
His award-winning documentary film of the same name was released in Here as there, France's skills as an investigative reporter are on impressive display.
The notes alone take up 79 pages. Early on, he reminds the reader that the global AIDS pandemic has entered its fourth decade, and that by the early s, "the body count was as high as forty million, which is nearly twice the devastation of the bubonic plague.
Sixteen pages of glossy inserts present poignant photographs of activists, teams of scientists, panels from the AIDS memorial quilt, and reproductions of posters and pages from plague journals kept by those living — and dying — in the epidemic.
He opens the first chapter with his own arrival in as a young gay man in New York City, "for an internship at the United Nations and a chance to explore Christopher Street, the mountaintop of gay life," followed by his permanent move to Manhattan in June His timing, as he notes, was less than fortuitous.
For "just two weeks after unpacking, on the Friday of the long July 4 weekend, The New York Times carried the first news of the plague.
In rich detail and with a fine texture that benefits from his insider position, France charts the disease's spread as well as the heroic and flawed human efforts to contain it.
Grippingly narrative and action-packed, the book astutely characterizes such key figures as Dr. Joe Sonnabend, one of the first doctors to sound the alarm when he noticed the shockingly high incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men, and the controversial author Larry Kramer, who "found the sexual Olympics" in the gay community "unnerving" and "was Jane Austen in Erica Jong's world," but who was one of the first to act, writing in the New York Native, that "In the past, we have often been a divided community; I hope we can all get together on this emergency, undivided, cohesively, and with all the numbers we in so many ways possess.
Dec 11, Mark Hiser rated it it was amazing Shelves: activism , history-current-events , bio-autobio-autobio-novel , lgbtq , politics , health-sexuality-etc , diversity-social-justice.
Last evening, the President of the United States issued a proclamation in commemoration of those who have died, and are living with, one of the worst plagues of modern history.
Though other events later occurred to bring about more equality, many historians consider the Stonewall Inn riots of to be the start of the modern gay rights movement.
While the book focuses on the LGBT community, it ultimately is about how a group of people refused to die in silence and, in their refusal, changed the world in which we all live.
It is haunting non-fiction book also a film rich in details of what is best and worst in politicians, scientists, journalists, friends and family, and people on the street.
It is a narrative of problem-solving, luck, perseverance, community, anger, hope, and love. It also brings to light human compassion, hatred, silence, action, desperation, indifference, competition, and greed.
How to Survive a Plague is study of how the collective history of oppression of LGBTQ persons has shaped that community and caused it to loudly proclaim it will not go back into hiding and, while the book saddens and angers the reader, it also celebrates a community called to creativity, tenacity, love, and action.
View 1 comment. Jan 29, Michael H. This is an astonishing book. Including the glossary and notes, it tops pages. I am not a fast reader, and I read it in a week.
I should say at the outset that I had a personal interest in the material, having lost a partner to AIDS in Boston in and many friends in the subsequent years.
This book has frequently been compared to Randy Shilts' "And the Band Played On" but is more tightly focussed on the formation of ACT UP and its impact on the ultimate development of life-saving drugs.
De This is an astonishing book. Despite a staggering amount of detail, I was never bored and rarely confused, a testament to Mr. France's meticulous presentation of material.
While it often reads as a chronicle of failures, both by government officials and pharmaceutical companies, the author never lets the reader move away from a connection to real people doing deeply committed work under the worst possible circumstances.
I cared about them personally and ached for their suffering as year after year passed with only AZT, a drug toxic for most patients and with terrible side effects, to turn to.
I hope that there is a special place in Hell for Burroughs-Wellcome executives, Ronald Reagan, Archbishop John O'Conner and Senator Jesse Helms, people who intentionally held back progress on finding a cure for AIDS for their own financial benefit or out of some perverted religious belief.
I bought a copy of the documentary of the same name last year and was deeply moved. There is a visceral difference between reading about Peter Staley scaling the entrance to buildings at the FDA and the NIH and seeing a video taken of the event.
I watched the dvd again after finishing the book and felt devastated all over again. Reading the book had deepened my understanding of what happened and my love for the people involved, and seeing them on film, so many of whom died, broke my heart.
It's worth having your heart broken to read this book. Dec 19, Sarah Rosenberger rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook , history , lgbtq , cultural-studies , science.
By the time I was old enough to really understand what AIDS was, the YM magazines I read were already full of articles about pretty blonde girls living with the disease, detailed info about condom use, and the oft-repeated reminder that, "anyone can get AIDS.
This book brings into stark relief the hardships endured by those touched by AIDS during the disease's first decade. France refers to AIDS as a plague, and while that might seem a bit melodramatic at first, after several hundred pages of deaths and suffering, that wording becomes undeniable.
France humanizes the crisis by including both his own experiences as a gay man living in New York during the height of the epidemic, and those of the scientists, activists, politicians, and journalists working on AIDS, whose personalities are clearly shown, warts and all.
The last half of the the book started to get a bit bogged down by the huge cast of chemicals and characters, and by France's verbatim transcripts of ACT UP meetings and the petty squabbles between rival groups, but I suppose there's no way to avoid that.
Growing up in the 80s I really had no awareness of the spread of Aids in America. It was only during my teenage years in the 90s when I came out and befriended other gay people that I became more knowledgeable about the virus.
With an estimated 35 million people having died from Aids and another 37 million people currently living with it, this is something which affects everyone but particularly people in the gay community.
Jul 03, Mrs. Danvers rated it really liked it Shelves: medical-narrative , nonfiction , wellcome-prize-nominee. It seems so long ago now but sometimes it seems like yesterday.
I'm grateful for this inside perspective on the fight to get "drugs into bodies. May 04, Edward Rathke rated it it was amazing.
This history of the AIDS epidemic, which is also parts memoir and biography, is fascinating for a number of reasons.
One of them is that none of these people who drove AIDS research forward are generally remembered. I, at least, was not familiar with any of them, excepting Dr Fauci.
It's interesting to read this during a pandemic where Dr Fauci also stands at the head of leadership. During the current crisis, he's seen as a hero trying to save the lives of millions, but during the AIDS epidemic, This history of the AIDS epidemic, which is also parts memoir and biography, is fascinating for a number of reasons.
During the current crisis, he's seen as a hero trying to save the lives of millions, but during the AIDS epidemic, as described here, he's sort of a smiling villain, along with Reagan and George HW Bush.
It's a strange but somewhat fitting contrast, I think, for a public official. Yesterday's villains can become today's heroes.
Too, in light of what I've read here, I wonder how much he's actually responsible for the US' abysmal response to Covid I don't typically like my histories to meld and slosh around with memoir, but France manages it in such a way that it feels not only natural but integral to the broader history.
This history is really about young gay men dying by the thousands and fighting for the lives of those they hoped would live past their death. Because this tragedy played out in real time, in front of a nation that tried to ignore it, it seems fitting that the broader history be so directly tied to gay culture in New York, of which France was a notable member.
What's most fascinating about this book, though, is learning how those dying of AIDS changed the way research was done and drugs were approved by the FDA.
Not just non-scientists, but actual patients being driving and directing forces in the process and nature of treatment development for the disease they were dying from.
It's astonishing, really, especially given what I thought I knew about the scientific research method. But, yes, a big powerful book of unlikely heroes who had to die by the tens of thousands before anyone with power took the necessary steps to save their lives.
Aug 26, George Fenwick rated it it was amazing. Sep 08, Saige rated it it was amazing. I'm not crying, you're crying.
This book is beautiful, sad, and somehow still incredibly relevant decades after the peak of the AIDS epidemic.
I loved how it celebrated the accomplishments of leaders in the gay community while also admitting that they were often wrong and frustratingly human.
Kramer, for example, was both an amazing leader and an incredibly petty man who took his frustrations out on the people around him. Very well-written, researched, and with a powerful personal touch, this bo I'm not crying, you're crying.
Very well-written, researched, and with a powerful personal touch, this book is an amazing one for anyone curious about the history of AIDS in America.
I heard an interview that David France did on the Nov. It was an interesting interview, and ultimately one that motivated me to pick up the book. France interweaves his personal narrative with the political and medical transgressions of the AIDS epidemic.
I found the buyers clubs and the underground drug market particularly fascinating even when the drugs DIDN'T work, there was no evidence of the drugs working, people knew they didn't work, I heard an interview that David France did on the Nov.
I found the buyers clubs and the underground drug market particularly fascinating even when the drugs DIDN'T work, there was no evidence of the drugs working, people knew they didn't work, but yet were sustained through these underground drug networks.
The "what the hell" drugs, and the suicide accounts perfectly exemplified the desperation and hopelessness that many experienced at the time between and As a result of the epidemic, you can see the loose ties to the deregulation of big pharma.
At one time it would take a drug as long as 7 years to gain approval for distribution. During the AIDS epidemic time was of the essence and it was rare for one to live with AIDS for 7 years, when the given life expectancy was roughly 18 to 22 months at that time.
So it was important to get drug trials underway and get drugs approved. It raises the question of patient freedom in their own treatment and what they want to take.
This was actually an interesting shift in the book, where the fight and purpose of ACT UP started as getting drugs into bodies, and then once a relationship was built with the NIH and drug manufacturers, the shift was "well, is the goal to put drugs into bodies OR is it to prolong the lives of those living with AIDS?
I'm not entirely convinced that one would need to read both books, as they are similar in message. I've read both, and both are good.
Though I would not suggest reading them back-to-back as the information would get redundant. Once Crixivan was proven at thwart HIV, the glimpse into the survivor's remorse was interesting.
To follow the lives of the activists who had lost so many friends and loved ones. Some turned to drugs others didn't really know how to adjust to a life without fear.
Nov 12, Frederico rated it it was amazing. This is probably one of the most important books I've read in my life. That period also marks one the lowest points in not only the fight against AIDS but also of rabid homophobia in the West.
Homosexuals were viewed then as not only perverted, but also as plagued and lethally contagious. The disease had by This is probably one of the most important books I've read in my life.
The disease had by then killed about twenty thousand people in the US alone, mostly gay men. AIDS was the "gay cancer. We said, "entendidos", the "in-the-knows.
Indeed I got tested, as if I survived the plague, never contracted HIV, but I kept several doors closed in my life as a result.
This book is chronological, describing every step of the fight of gay men in the US to pressure government and scientific institutions, which were, to say the least, reluctant to fight the disease.
Damn Ronald Reagan. The cost to human lives is one of the great tragedies of the XX centuries, based in the number of lives that could have been saved was there the will to stop it - and not only the lives of homosexuals, of course.
As I read this book, I constantly pictured myself where I was in my life when each of the major events in the fight took place, up until the end of the book in , when I moved to NYC and fully entered a gay community that had publicly existed since the Stonewall riots in AIDS became a non-issue almost overnight.
But gays were most definitely out of the closet! Now I'm married, my husband and I have two kids, we live unfortunately exclusively among heterosexual international families in a gated compound in China.
Everyone is pretty friendly towards us. I make it a point to explain my 9-year-old twins about gays, prejudice, Stonewall, drag queens we watch RuPaul's Drag Race together.
Certainly they get a lot of flack at school because "they have no mom. I just read on the news today that Pete Buttigieg is leading the democratic polls in Iowa.
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