Fire In the Blood
A film by Dylan Mohan Gray, narrated by William Hurt.
FIRE IN THE BLOOD premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to enjoy the longest theatrical run of any non-fiction film in Indian cinema history. An official selection at over 90 leading film festivals on six continents, honoured with major awards and accolades worldwide, it has been credited with changing the global conversation around access to essential medicine.
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 low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south 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 true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives in the process.
As the film makes clear, however, this story is by no means over. With dramatic past victories having given way to serious setbacks engineered far from public view, the real fight for access to life-saving medicine is almost certainly just beginning.
Dylan Mohan Gray will introduce the movie and Jeremy Braverman will moderate the Q&A session after the screening.