An intricate tale of medicine, monopoly and malice, this documentary tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of 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, this film 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.
Official Site: www.fireintheblood.com
Director: Dylan Mohan Gray
Writer: Dylan Mohan Gray
Cast: Zackie Achmat, Peter Mugyenyi, Bill Clinton, James Love, Yusuf Hamied, Edwin Cameron, Eric Goemaere, Desmond Tutu, Joseph Stiglitz and Noor Jehan Majid
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