Anderson Cooper on Monday will discuss
AIDS activism and the documentary How To Survive A Plague on
his nationally syndicated talk show Anderson Live!
France's Plague, which premiered at Sundance 2012, has been
nominated for Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.
The film is a fearless look at the rise and success of HIV/AIDS
advocacy groups ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) and TAG
(Treatment Action Group).
Appearing on the
program, AIDS activist Peter Staley, a leading subject in the film,
noted that Plague was more than an AIDS documentary.
“It's not an AIDS
documentary,” Staley said. “It's a documentary about how people
can positively change the world.”
inspiring,” Cooper added. “I gotta say, I started watching it
because I felt a sense of obligation to watch it. But it is a great
film. It is a captivating, inspiring [film]. And you finish
watching it and you feel you want to go out and change the world, and
you can change the world.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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