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“Fire in the Blood” (2013) tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s — leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people — and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them. Shot on four continents and featuring contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Joseph Stiglitz, the film offers devastating insights into the lethal decision-making process that led to this humanitarian catastrophe. And it shows how, if not for the passion and tactical ingenuity of a group of courageous and relentless activists, millions of more people would have died. The result is a gripping look at corporate greed, government collusion, the cutthroat economics of medicine and healthcare, and the power of ordinary people to make meaningful change on a global scale. [Summary from http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10851882]
Official website: http://fireintheblood.com (88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8 on IMDb).
Prof. Lisa Larrimore Ouellette will do a 5-minute introduction to the topics covered by this documentary and a Q&A afterwards. Snacks will be provided.