Fire in the Blood

Dylan Mohan Gray examines Africa's AIDS crisis and activists' battle with pharmaceutical companies to make life-saving HIV drugs more affordable.

Fire in the Blood is a 2013 documentary film by Dylan Mohan Gray depicting, what it claims is, the intentional obstruction of access to low-cost antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS to people in Africa and other parts the global south, driven by multinational pharmaceutical companies holding patent monopolies and various Western governments (above all those of the United States, European Union and Switzerland) consistently supporting these companies. The film claims that the battle against, what it refers to as a "genocidal blockade", which it estimates to have resulted in no less than ten- to twelve million completely unnecessary deaths, was fought and (at least temporarily) won.