A new release from International Film Circuit, the distributor of the The Waiting Room, Emmy-winner Where Soldiers Come From, Peabody-winner My Perestroika, The Devil Came on Horseback and the Academy Award-nominated film Darwin's Nightmare
FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the shocking exposé of how pharmaceutical companies use patent law and international trade agreements to keep profits unconscionably high, at the expense of peoples' lives. This powerful and timely film shows the urgency of ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, life-saving generic medicines, a message made all the more relevant amidst the ongoing debates over affordable healthcare in the United States.
OPENING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
IFC CENTER - NEW YORK CITY
OPENING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
LAEMMLE'S MUSIC HALL - LOS ANGELES
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 OF LONDON
“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
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 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.
About Filmmaker DYLAN MOHAN GRAY - Director/Producer/Writer/Editor
Born of Punjabi-Irish parentage and trained as a historian, Dylan Mohan Gray has worked in various capacities on feature films in over two dozen countries worldwide, in close collaboration with numerous acclaimed directors including Fatih Akin, Peter Greenaway, Paul Greengrass, Deepa Mehta and Mira Nair.
Dylan completed university studies in History and Film at Dartmouth College (US), as well as at the University of Vienna and the Budapest University of Economics. He holds graduate degrees in History from the Central European University and the University of the State of New York, with a research focus on historiography and geographic dimensions of identity.
He was also a resident in Film at Canada’s renowned Banff Centre for the Arts, and has a special interest in political stories with significant international and historical components, often involving complex ethical conflicts.
Dylan founded the production company Sparkwater India in 2005. He lives and works in Mumbai (Bombay) and Fire in the Blood is his first feature-length film as writer/director.
About International Film Circuit
International Film Circuit (InFC) was founded by Wendy Lidell in 1987 to bring quality international cinema to American audiences through innovative distribution strategies. For 26 years, the company has successfully launched critically acclaimed documentaries that have garnered countless awards, including two Academy Award nominees, two Peabody Award winners and half a dozen Emmy Award winners.
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