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United in Anger: A History of ACT UP at Inside Out

Documentary provides blueprint for activist groups

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP tells the story of the collective that inspired AIDS activists around the world. Director Jim Hubbard hopes ACT UP will continue to inspire through his film.
 
“You can’t just put on an action and have it be effective,” says Hubbard, who edited the film two blocks from where the Occupy New York movement was taking place. “It has to be conceived well and people have to focus in on what they want, what they need and what their target is, and that’s what ACT UP was really good at.”
 
United in Anger will screen at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival on May 25. For more information on the festival, click here
 
Below is an interview with Hubbard and fellow filmmaker and activist Elle Flanders.