By Documentary Film Program on January 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm
An intricate tale of “monopoly, medicine and mass murder”, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the story of how Western governments acting on behalf of pharmaceutical companies blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the Third World in the years after 1996 – causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths – and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.
Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before-told story of an unlikely alliance determined to end “the crime of the century” and save millions of lives in the process. "
Fire in the Blood" on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787067/
Anon August 13, 2012 at 12:36 pmPermalink
Hi- this documentary is not yet widely released although has had various viewings eg at Sheffield Documentary festival and the Cinema, human rights and advocacy summer school in Galway, Ireland and I believe it will be screened under the Mumbai theme at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013.
We had the amazing opportunity to view the film and discuss it with the producer at the summer school and it is a MUST SEE film for anyone working in the whole umbrella of medical professions- especially in Africa, India and USA. The director- Dylan Mohan Gray is a dual citizen Indian-Canadian and lives in Mumbai. The film can be used to educate audiences and encourage discussion between NGOs, pharmaceutical companies and the legal profession.
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