5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes 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 the nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B at San Francisco General Hospital in 1983, their patients, loved ones, and hospital staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being. The result is an uplifting yet bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes worthy of remembrance and renewed recognition.
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  • Paul Haggis


  • Brendan Gaul
  • Brett Henenberg
  • Cara Fitts
  • Cherie Gallarello
  • Christopher Dillon
  • Craig Greiwe
  • Dan Krauss
  • David D. Moore
  • Debbie Hoffmann
  • Guru Gowrappan
  • Hayley Pappas
  • Jo Francis
  • Mariana Agathoklis
  • Paul Haggis
  • Rupert Maconick
  • Shanti Avirgan

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