FIRE IN THE BLOOD is a shocking exposé of how pharmaceutical companies use patent law to keep profits unconscionably high even at the expense of peoples’ lives, and a plea for universal access to affordable, life-saving generic medicines. An intricate tale of “medicine, monopoly and malice”, FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to affordable AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 – causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths. It is also the inspiring story of the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as President Bill Clinton, Bishop, Desmond Tutu and economist Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop ‘the Crime of the Century’ and save millions of lives.
This film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with local organizations working on these global issues.
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