It took me almost a week to finish watching And the Band Played On which is a film about the AIDS epidemic in the United States. I thought that the movie did a good job of portraying how red tape and desire for recognition can get in the way of fighting to eliminate a disease. The film was very well done and I especially appreciated the portrayal of several people who were trying to do the right thing, but trapped in a world run by politics. How do we continue to work for social justice when our professional lives have placed us in huge structures that run on money and politics? In the quest to live and work with passion, how do we navigate mazes of red tape that are lined with prejudice (some intentional and some unintentional)?
I do want to read the book, but I am not sure when that will happen. In the meantime, I am glad to have watched the film.
Which Screen? NA because it is only on video.