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Hot Screening :: Doc Exposes ’Corporate Crime of the Century’ This Weekend

Friday Jan 31, 2014

The Boston LGBT Film Festival is happy to be co-presenting Dylan Mohan Gray's powerful documentary FIRE IN THE BLOOD at Emerson College with the South Asian Cultural Council.

The film will be screened four times: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7pm; Saturday, February 1 at 1 and 7pm; and Sunday, February 2 at 1pm at the Bright Screening Room, Emerson/Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston.

There will be a coffee and pastry reception in the lobby of the Bright Family Screening Room before the screening from 6:00pm-7:-00pm. Then be sure to stay for a discussion with the film's director Dylan Mohan Gray via Skype.

This shocking exposé of how pharmaceutical companies use patent law to keep profits unconscionably high even at the expense of peoples' lives, and a plea for universal access to affordable, life-saving generic medicines. An intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly and malice," Fire in the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to affordable AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths. It is also the inspiring story of the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

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 Corporate Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives.

For more details on the screening :WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_fireintheblood:visit the ArtsEmerson webpage.

For more information on the film, visit the film's webpage.


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