United in Anger: A History of ACT UP makes Canadian debut

DIrector Sarah Schulman talks to Elvira Kurt

Sarah Schulman, academic, organizer and all-round shit-disturber, has a new film screening at Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival. She says the documentary, United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, made with fellow activist and filmmaker Jim Hubbard, was created, in part, to correct the history of ACT UP that was being shared.

“I was in LA and it was the 20th anniversary of AIDS. And NPR was doing some programming, and the person said, ‘At first America had trouble with people with AIDS, but then they came around,’” Schulman says. “And I almost crashed the car. I was like, That’s not what happened.”

Schulman’s version of history is making waves on the film festival circuit and is screening at Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.

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