HBO's documentary series will feature the broadcast premiere of The Battle of AmfAR on December 2, with a sneak preview to air on World AIDS Day, December 1, on HBO 2.

The Battle of AmfAR documents how two very different women – Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim – joined forces to create the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), America's first AIDS research foundation, forever changing the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The film's description reads: “By tracing the roots of the AIDS pandemic – through the use of new and archival interviews, news broadcasts, time lapse fluorescence microscopy and animation – THE BATTLE OF AMFAR educates the viewer on the history of the stigma of the virus by examining the political and social attitudes towards those infected since the emergence of the disease.”

A trailer for the film includes national press conference footage of the late Elizabeth Taylor saying, “I was made so aware of this huge loud silence regarding AIDS that I finally thought to myself, “Bitch, do something yourself.'” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The Battle of AmfAR is directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the award-winning team behind The Celluloid Closet and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, and executive produced by fashion mogul Kenneth Cole.