Fire In The Blood
Fire In The Blood (2013)

A shocking exposť 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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 6, 2013
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This infuriating documentary by Dylan Mohan Gray chronicles the long battle to make generic ARVs available to poor African countries, which big pharma resisted because cheap drugs would undermine their bloated pricing here in the U.S.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York

Only Gray's reliance on bland visuals and recourse to the conventional talking-heads docu-template dull the power of his imperative exposť.

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Christopher Campbell
Nonfics

Tediously conventional and uncinematic doc about a worthwhile story and issue, this pseudo sequel to How to Survive a Plague is less emotionally affecting

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Unfortunately, Dylan Mohan Gray's slow and steady exposť never quite manages the propulsive gut punch its incendiary subject demands.

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Daphne Howland
Village Voice

The film's sources maintain impressive composure in relating the repeated obstructions, sophistries, and obfuscations they faced, but their frustration is palpable.

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

"Fire" clearly and succinctly reports on efforts to circumvent drug patents and provide millions of Africans suffering from HIV with antiviral drugs.

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Miriam Bale
New York Times

This virtuous stance is not unusual for issue-based documentaries, but a film with such illuminating content deserves a more artful vehicle for its moving message.

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Guy Lodge
Variety

A basically constructed but rivetingly researched examination of the global fight for affordable antiretroviral therapy against Western pharamaceutical companies.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

By presenting facts without sensationalising the issue, this is a frightening depiction of the shocking disparity between the world's haves and have-nots, and also of the injustice created by unfettered capitalism.

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