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United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Wed 19 April 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 BST
Wednesday 19 April / 6.30pm / The Box / £4 / £3, booking required
FACT and Liverpool Pride present an inspiring documentary, directed by Jim Hubbard, 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, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.
The screening will be followed by a discussion between Liverpool Pride and filmmaker Jim Hubbard.
Inspired by How much of this is fiction., FACT presents a specially curated film programme drawing influence from the idea of artist as activist. Featuring films chosen by exhibiting artists and local community and grassroots activist groups, the films may have inspired works in the exhibition, or share the political and socially engaged ethos of Tactical Media in their aim to challenge or shift public perception.