Directed by Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss, 94 minutes
5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States.
5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these 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.
The screening will be preceded by three shorts: The Drip by Leonie Ketteler, UTAMA: testing for HIV is real love by Dian Saputra and Life Growing Up by Simon Baker.
A limited number of single tickets (£12.00 plus booking fee) on sale here
Film festival passes, giving access to all screenings, workshops, VR plus light catering and a Drinks Reception (£55 one-day, £85 two-day) on sale here