[Ip-health] Fire in the Blood at Filmfest DC April 16 and 19, 2013

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Mon Apr 8 09:46:42 PDT 2013

Fire in the Blood (Dylan Mohan Gray, India, 2012, 84 minutes, color)

In 1996, the development of antiretroviral drug therapies did not cure
AIDS, but it made the disease treatable—if patients could afford the hefty
price tag. An intricate tale of medicine, monopoly, and malice, the film
reveals how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively
blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the
years after 1996. The result: ten million or more unnecessary deaths. A
breakthrough occurred when an improbable group of people decided to fight
back. Shot on four continents and including contributions from Bill
Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Joseph Stiglitz, Fire in the Blood depicts the
remarkable coalition that came together to stop the crime of the century
and save million of lives. With dramatic past victories giving way to
serious setbacks engineered far from public view, the real fight for access
to life-saving medicine is almost certainly just beginning.  In English,
Hindi, Manipuri, and Xhosa with English subtitles.

Tuesday April 16, 6:30 p.m., Goethe-Institute

Friday    April 19, 9:00 p.m., Goethe-Institute

Presented by the Washington, DC International Film Festival

For more information:  filmfestdc.org

Fire in the Blood web site

Manon Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
manon.ress at keionline.org
tel.: +1 202 332 2670

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