SOLD OUT: India Premiere: Fire in the Blood

SOLD OUT: India Premiere: Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood directed by Dylan Mohan Gray
Fire in the Blood directed by Dylan Mohan Gray

Join us for the India Premiere of 'Fire in the Blood', a riveting account of the quest for access to affordable medicine, in particular for millions dying of HIV/AIDS in the Global South. It has received the 2013 DOXA Feature Documentary Award and the 2013 Justice Matters Award at the Washington, DC International Film Festival, and is the first Indian film ever to be selected for the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The director of the film, Dylan Mohan Gray and the India Business Editor of the Economist, Patrick Foulis will join the audience for an interactive discussion after the screening.

An intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', 'Fire in the Blood' tells the story of how access to low-cost AIDS drugs were aggressively blocked 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 stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives in the process.

Dylan Mohan Gray was trained as a historian, and worked as first assistant director and second-unit director on feature films in more than two dozen countries with numerous leading directors, including Fatih Akin, Peter Greenaway, Paul Greengrass, Deepa Mehta, and Mira Nair. 

Patrick Foulis is India Business Editor for The Economist. Prior to this, he served as its Banking Editor and Finance Correspondent. He is the author of the 2011 special report on business in India and the 2010 special report on banking in emerging markets. He has also worked at the Financial Times, where he was deputy editor of the Lex column.

This programme is part of our AsiaReports series, which investigates critical socio-political issues across Asia. Our previous events have included a discussion on foreign troop withdrawal on Afghanistan, and a discussion on the continuity of India's foreign policy.

Event Details

10 October 2013
6:30pm - 9:00pm