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United in Anger: A History of ACT UP


Wed 18 Feb 2015, 6:00pm–7:40pm

Where: AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley Street East, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Screening in Room WG126, Level 1, Sir Paul Reeves Building.

"United in Anger: A History of ACT UP" (2012) 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 (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.

ACT UP is an international direct action advocacy group working to bring about legislation, medical research, treatment and policies that will ultimately bring an end to HIV AIDS.

"United in Anger" puts the audience, through rare archival footage, on the ground with the activists to explore ACT UP from a grassroots perspective – how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together in New York City in 1987 to change the world and save each other’s lives.

Produced by Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman, directed by Jim Hubbard.

This screening runs in conjunction with "Thirty," our current moving image exhibition, which reflects on HIV AIDS in New Zealand.

Presented in partnership with AUT and Colab and as part of Auckland Pride Festival 2015.

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