Film Response: "And the Band Played On" Major Themes Presented There are three major themes presented in this film, And the Band Played On (Spottiswoode, 1993). The first theme is that acts of professional dominance often overshadow the ways in which medical research is either presented or accepted by the majority of people including policy makers. In the film, the character, epidemiologist Don Francis, representing real-life HIV and AIDS researcher Randy Shilts, is sidelined professionally because of the fact that his views are not supported by those in positions of power at the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other leading researchers in the field. The second theme is related to the medicalization of gender and sexuality...The end:
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