5B

Running Time: 94 min

Paul Haggis
Dan Krauss

Directors

USA
Country

English
Language

5B
Film Website


Official Selection
Cannes Film Festival


5B is the inspirational true 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.

This stirring documentary is 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 remembrance and renewed recognition.

“An Uplifting Film About Profound Human Decency And Generosity Of Spirit.”

— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

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