Fire in the Blood
Jan 18 - Dec 18, 2014
(Dylan Mohan Gray, United Kingdom/India, 2013, 87 min)
Sponsored by the Western Regional International Health Conference, organized by the Global Health Resource Center at the University of Washington
Special introduction from James Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International!
Saturday, Jan 18 at 07:00PM
In this much-needed critique of Big Pharma (narrated by William Hurt), activists and intellectuals expose how Western pharmaceutical companies, in pursuit of higher profits, systematically block access to life-saving AIDS drugs in the global south.
Since 1996, drug companies have abused patent laws to prohibit the sale of affordable generic drugs, leading to the unnecessary deaths of millions of people in developing countries. Fire in the Blood documents the inspiring work and impressive headway activist groups have made in the struggle against these corporate practices, and interviewees like Bill Clinton, Bishop Desmond Tutu and New York Times journalist Donald G. McNeil Jr. all share insights about the need to keep to fighting.
As the heated debate around the implementation of the new healthcare law in the U.S. continues, this timely documentary captures the ripple effects of the American pharmaceutical industry in the rest of the world.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
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Seattle, WA 98122