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‘How to Survive a Pandemic’: Film Review

The HBO documentary directed by David France ('Welcome to Chechnya') charts the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, in the U.S. and abroad.

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ Filmmaker David France on Putin’s Weaponization of Homophobia and Implications for LGBTQ Community in Ukraine

As filmmaker David France has documented in his work, hatred of queer people leads to the death of queer people, a topic he explored most prominently in his 2020 film, Welcome to Chechnya, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary spotlights the work of activists in Russia’s Chechen Republic seeking to rescue […]

‘Welcome to Chechnya’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

David France's new documentary for HBO, 'Welcome to Chechnya,' is a searing probe into the government-directed persecution, torture and killing of LGBTQ citizens from the Russian republic, chronicling the selfless work of rescue activists.

Netflix Nabs Doc About Transgender Activist Marsha P. Johnson

David France's 'The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson' will screen on the streaming service later this year.

‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’: Film Review | Tribeca 2017

Director David France follows 'How to Survive a Plague' with 'The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson,' which re-examines the mysterious death in 1992 of one of the trailblazers of the LGBT rights movement.

Oscar-Nominated Doc ‘How to Survive a Plague’ to Become ABC Miniseries (Exclusive)

Filmmaker David France is prepping a dramatic adaptation, which will delve into more of the personal stories characters in the film.

A First-Time Oscar Nominee’s Take on Awards Season (Guest Column)

Former Newsweek senior editor David France recounts the bizarre journey from print journalist to feted filmmaker with his documentary "How to Survive a Plague."

‘How to Survive a Plague’ Director David France Looks Back: ‘All I See Are Ghosts’

The journalist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker discusses the fight against the AIDS epidemic and homophobia, and how it left his New York neighborhood decimated.

AIDS Activist/Filmmaker David France on Ed Koch: ‘What He Could Do, He Didn’t Do’

Just before the former New York City mayor died, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker said that he failed in helping quell the spread of AIDS.