David France says there are “many lessons” of the AIDS era relevant today


Director David France says, “there are many lessons to be learned from AIDS” on how to resolve the COVID-19 crisis.Courses online speak with IFC Films, France said that since the pandemic began, it is rewatched “How To Survive a plague” — his 2012 documentary on the AIDS epidemic — “with a new look … It offers a kind of model for passing through, interfacing with the science … at a time when the expertise is really the key to the tool.”

He said that the film shows that it is “possible to interact with your community of experts in ways that are productive” and “insist on the urgency, but also of the morality and goodness and humanity.”


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