This Saturday, meet the director, writer and producer of Fire in the Blood, Dylan Mohan Gray and find out more about the Crime of the Century and the incredible detective work and perseverence of the journalist and the NGO worker who found a way to stop it. Or did they? A truly unbelievable tale.
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 million 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.
A film by Dylan Mohan Gray, narrated byWilliam Hurt.
Fire in the Blood screens Saturday, 19 October, 12 noon at Palace Nova Cinema 1. Tickets available online, by calling our Box Office on 7070 0999 or by paying them a visit at 6 Cinema Place, Adelaide.Back