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"A blessing... full of conviction, passion and unanswerable argument.”
- JOHN LE CARRE

 
       

 

FIRE IN THE BLOOD

A film by Dylan Mohan Gray
Narrated by William Hurt

India/UK  •  2013 • 87 mins  • 16:9 • 5.1 Stereo • NR • In English
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A shocking exposé of how pharmaceutical companies use patent law to keep profits unconscionably high even at the expense of peoples’ lives, and a plea for universal access to affordable, life-saving generic medicines.

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 affordable AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths.  It is also the inspiring story of the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as President Bill Clinton, Bishop Desmond Tutu and economist Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the corporate Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives.

As the film makes clear, 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 really just beginning.

 
       
   

Featured on WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show,
The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC's Morning Joe.

“Urgent topic. Illuminating content. Moving message.”
– Miriam Bale, NEW YORK TIMES


“PICK OF THE WEEK. Devastating. Eye Opening. Chilling. A necessary second act to France’s film [How to Survive a Plague].”
– Andrew O’Hehir, SALON

“Fiercely committed. Compellingly argued. An imperative exposé.”
– Andrew Schenker, TIME OUT, NY

“Gray’s images are exquisite and unsparing.
Artful in nearly every frame.”
– Daphne Howland, VILLAGE VOICE

"A powerful wake-up call…
Fire in the Blood will make your blood boil."
– Avi Offer, NYC MOVIE GURU

" CRITIC’S CHOICE. A shocking documentary about how big Western pharmaceutical companies blocked access to low-cost anti-AIDS drugs, causing a holocaust of 10 million deaths.” 
Kate Muir, THE TIMES

“Brilliant... a real-life David and Goliath story... an amazing documentary.”
Zoe Ball, BBC RADIO

"Extremely moving... powerful...
a shocking account of international trade terrorism.”
David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

" Utterly absorbing and impossible to forget.”
– Jeremy Aspinall, BBC RADIO TIMES           

“The one film that I’d put to the top of your must-see list.
You will be moved and enraged... A beautiful film to watch.”
Tom Roston, PBS DOC SOUP

“Stark, sobering, moving and ultimately shocking.” 
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“Extraordinary... a documentary that’s made like a crime thriller.” ‎
Samira Ahmed, BBC WORLD 

“Meticulously compiled and impassionedly eloquent...
a film of great intellectual and emotional integrity that
achieves everything it sets out to do.”
OXFORD TIMES/OXFORD MAIL


 
       
   
Official Selection
2013 Sundance Film Festival
 
     
Feature Documentary Award
2013 DOXA Film Festival, Vancouver
 
     
Justice Matters Award
2013 Washington DC International Film Festival
 
 
 
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