World AIDS Day/Day Without Art Signature Program
New Brunswick - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Screening and discussion of 5B, a 2019 Cannes Film Festival selection.
5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect, and care for the patients of the first HIV/AIDS ward unit established in the United States. The film is told through first-person testimony of the nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses, and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.