At the heart of the HIV/AIDs crisis and wide spread hysteria, a simple number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to deal with AIDS patients. The unit's nurses' emphasis on humanity and consideration of holistic well-being was a small miracle in the midst of a devastating crisis and the ensuing panic about risk and infection. The story of 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of the nurses who built it, their patients, loved ones, and the hospital staff who volunteered, resulting in a bittersweet and moving monument to a pivotal moment in epidemiology and a celebration of quiet heroes worthy of remembrance and renewed recognition.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • Documentary

Cast & Crew

  • DAN KRAUSS

    DAN KRAUSSDirector

  • DAN KRAUSS

    DAN KRAUSSProducer

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    BRETT HENENBERGProducer

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    Rupert MaconickProducer

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    ALEX WALLACEProducer

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    GURU GOWRAPPANProducer

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