Fire in the Blood

Fire in the blood

Fire in the Blood

23 May 2014 05:00PM

Fire in the Blood is an intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’. It tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 – causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths – and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

 Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, Fire in the Blood is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to save millions of lives. The film has won several awards.

 The filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray was present to engage with the audience post the film screening. This event marked the film's global digital launch and DVD release. 

About the Filmmaker:

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. This has been in close collaboration with numerous acclaimed directors including Fatih Akin, Peter Greenaway, Paul Greengrass, Deepa Mehta and Mira Nair. He was also a resident in Film at Canada’s renowned Banff Centre for the Arts. He now lives and works in Mumbai and Fire in the Blood is his first feature-length film as writer/director.