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The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna,

in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (Vienna), this human world (THW) Film Festival and Topkino,

invite you

to the Cine-ONU Vienna screening of the documentary

"Fire in the blood"

(by Dylan Mohan Gray, UK/India 2013, 87 min, English version)

followed by a Q&A session with invited guests, free entry.

(Please note: there is no reserved seating - admission is on first come first served basis)

Date / Time: 1 December 2014, 18:30 hrs

Location: Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna

Participants of the panel discussion:

Dylan Mohan Gray - Director of the Film "Fire in the blood"

Fariba Soltani - Senior Expert, HIV/AIDS Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Martin Nesirky - Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (Moderator)



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 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 stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives in the process. As the film makes clear, however, 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 almost certainly just beginning. More information:


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