Fire in the BloodHD
Dylan Mohan Gray
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About the Film
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.
An essential documentary for all to watch - when will the unending desire for money and power become less important than caring for ourselves, our people and our planet?
Pharmaceuticals should be illegal unless managed through a public, non-profit system system…
Pls watch and act x
Accountability vs vested interest vs good intention. Try privatising water or DNA and see what happens. the drug industry is insidious and even though there is 'proof' of miracle there's always a baddie lurking. This reminds me of John Le Carré's 'Constant Gardener'. Nestlé Monsanto Glaxo Roche all motivated by profit from a 'pill'. Time to look for a more holistic approach perhaps.
Just watch this film.
The all too imaginable and familiar banal evil of big business comes through with horrifying clarity.
The film is a short, sharp and thorough examination of the state of affairs that caused over 10 million people to die needlessly.