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Fire in the Blood (Filmfest DC)

In 1996, the development of antiretroviral drug therapies did not cure AIDS, but it made the disease treatable—if patients could afford the hefty price tag. An intricate tale of medicine, monopoly, and malice, the film reveals how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the years after 1996. The result: ten million or more unnecessary deaths. A breakthrough occurred when an improbable group of people decided to fight back. Shot on four continents and including contributions from Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Joseph Stiglitz, Fire in the Blood depicts the remarkable coalition that came together to stop the crime of the century and save million of lives. With dramatic past victories giving way to serious setbacks engineered far from public view, the real fight for access to life-saving medicine is almost certainly just beginning. —Various sources

Tickets are $12.00

Event begins at 9:00PM

Categories: Film

Event Venue

Goethe Institut - Mainstage, 812 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

812 7th St. NW
7th and I ("Eye") Streets, NW, Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown
Washington, DC 20001

For more information:

  • Friday, April 19, 2013

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