Fire in the Blood

UK REVIEWS

“quietly devastating... a testament to human decency and a damning indictment of laissez-faire capitalism.”

Philip French, THE OBSERVER/THE GUARDIAN

"A shocking documentary about how big Western pharmaceutical companies blocked access to low-cost anti-AIDS drugs, causing a holocaust of 10 million deaths. Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton and many brave activists speak out... CRITIC’S CHOICE -- ★★★★ (4 stars)"

Kate Muir, THE TIMES

“A film to provoke fury... it's the arrogance and greed of the drug tycoons that leaves a lingering impression, as they conspired to allow ten million to die simply so that they could maximise their profits -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

David Parkinson, EMPIRE

“Brilliant... a real-life David and Goliath story... an amazing documentary and a story that really needed to be told”

Zoe Ball, BBC RADIO

"incisive and damning... the film is utterly absorbing and impossible to forget -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Jeremy Aspinall, BBC RADIO TIMES


"Fire in the Blood quite simply makes for stark, sobering, moving and ultimately shocking viewing." "Dylan Mohan Gray's impressive film... hits all the right notes - intellectually and emotionally"

Mark Adams, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“authoritative... the film makes a damning case -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Edward Porter, THE SUNDAY TIMES


”insightful and quietly angry -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Alistair Harkness, THE SCOTSMAN

"hard hitting... enlightening... essential"

Rosalie Tostevin, THE GUARDIAN

"compelling and haunting"

Matt Swain, AESTHETICA

“righteously furious, meticulously compiled and impassionedly eloquent... a film of great intellectual and emotional integrity that achieves everything it sets out to do”

David Parkinson, OXFORD TIMES/OXFORD MAIL

"Be prepared to be sad, angry and even outraged when you see this film… I could not help but feel my blood boil by the end of it."

Benedict Lam, THE PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL/ROYAL PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY

"hard-hitting... systematically exposes how patents enabled Western pharma corporations to increase their profits while millions of people in the developing world lost their lives." "A must see for the medical community, especially in India."

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL (BMJ)

"powerful... unsettling... emotionally charged"

Rochelle Burgess, GLOBAL POLICY

"a blessing... full of conviction, passion and unanswerable argument”

JOHN LE CARRE


“when filmmaker Dylan Gray says Fire in the Blood is about one of the greatest crimes in human history, it's hard to disagree. [...] I promise you, this documentary will make you really, really angry, but it'll also give you hope [...] The facts of the story are astonishing, and the documentary is intelligent and thought-provoking”

Siji Jabbar, THIS IS AFRICA

"a powerful exposé… a David versus Goliath tale of how an unlikely coalition of people worldwide joined forces to fight against the patent monopolies of the world's biggest pharmaceutical conglomerates"

Stephanie Bartlett, THE LANCET

"I rarely weep at the cinema... but I did last night. [...] The courage and determination of those who reacted with their human moral impulse in a situation where others seemed to be able to disable theirs was presented by Dylan Mohan Gray in a way that rejected sentimentalism in favour of the simplicity of normal human emotion. I’m very grateful to have seen this important film and hope that many others will do so." ★★★★★ (5 stars)

Ray Thompson, BEST FOR FILM


"a powerful, heartfelt and edifying debut offering from Dylan Mohan Gray -- ★★★★ (4 stars)"

Alastair McCready, CELLULOID HEROES

"incredibly special... one of the most important documentaries of the last 10 years -- ★★★★★ (5 stars)”

Lucy Cave, THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS

“shocking and substantial -- ★★★★” (4 stars)"

George Bass, TOTAL FILM

“an impassioned and informative account... likely to provoke a substantial reaction in anyone who sees it... it's not just a success, but a stirring tribute to the countless people who have lost their lives when such a fate was avoidable."

Ashley Clark, SIGHT &SOUND

"For years Western pharmaceutical companies used patents so people in the Global South couldn’t access low-cost HIV/Aids drugs. They pushed up the prices of anti-retroviral drugs in countries across the world, indirectly killing thousands of poor people from countries in Africa and Asia. This “crime of the century” was mostly overlooked until it was recounted in documentary Fire in the Blood."

Maya Goodfellow, THE INDEPENDENT

"If there is one documentary that you watch at the beginning of 2013 then make sure that it is Fire in the Blood [...] incredibly captivating" "This is such a wonderful movie from start to finish... an incredibly moving documentary that will hook you from the opening scenes to the closing credits."

Helen Earnshaw, FEMALE FIRST

“powerful... must-see viewing -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Jonathan Deacon, FILMORIA

“forthright and shocking -- ★★★★ ½ (4.5 stars)”

Amber Wilkinson, EYE FOR FILM

“as a study in human greed this is shocking... it never loses sight of the individual suffering and courage which makes the story so significant.”

Trevor Johnston, TIMEOUT

“The fact that the press screening ended with a standing ovation is a testament to the effect it had on us as an audience. [...] a masterpiece of documentary film-making -- ★★★★★ (5 stars)”

Pearse Connery, HI! MAGAZINE

“an astonishingly strong and important debut film... essential viewing -- ★★★★★ (5 stars)”

Emma Cooper, THE UPCOMING

“an epic piece of work”

Shelley Marsden, FILMJUICE

“a spellbinding documentary -- ★★★★1/2 (4.5 stars)”

Halea Isabelle Kala, MOUTH LONDON

“WHY are tales of corporate greed still so surprising? We should know better by now but Fire In The Blood still has the power to shock and outrage. -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Allan Hunter, DAILY EXPRESS

“fascinating yet frightening... I defy anyone who watches it not to be touched by the power of the human spirit -- 9/10”

Neil White, EVERY FILM

“brilliant and fascinating... would make a great Hollywood blockbusting thriller”

Dan Carrier, CAMDEN REVIEW

Fire in the Blood is one of the clearest political arguments I've seen in a long time, but thankfully it works as a piece of cinema too. … beautiful... ★★★★★ (5 stars)”

LONDON CITY NIGHTS

"affecting, controversial subject matter... shocking, informative and moving"

SHORTLIST

“so important and so powerful that you forget for a moment that you are watching this on your screen… affecting on so many levels… beautifully compiled... the audience [is] gripped from the opening minutes until the very end. -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Oliver Charles, FRONT ROW REVIEWS

“bound to promote fury among many viewers who'll barely be able to believe the story” “A powerful look at a terrible injustice -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Tim Isaac, MOVIE MUSER

“hugely important”

Tony Gilchrist, SCREENJABBER

“powerful and sobering -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Debbie Sims, LOST IN THE MULTIPLEX

"a film that will stop you dead in your tracks... simply essential -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Nia Childs, FAN CARPET

“Fire In The Blood will fuel anger in your veins”

Ann Lee, METRO

“a roaring success... Engrossing and important Fire in the Blood needs to be seen by as many people as possible -- ★★★★★ (5 stars)”

Tim Brandon, MILD CONCERN

“startling”

Rebecca Ellis, LITTLE WHITE LIES

“powerful and interesting"

Derek Parkinson, CLOSE-UP FILM

“it shocks, it informs, it provokes and it grips... Fire in the Blood burrows deep – and sets your blood boiling. Go see it -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Ivan Radford, I-FLICKS

“powerful and shocking... a film which will provoke fury and dismay.”

Maria Duarte, MORNING STAR

“a phenomenally fascinating tale... The documentary is a credit to everyone involved on any level.. it’s about all of us, everywhere, now. -- 10/10”

Steve Clarke, FLUSH MAGAZINE

“Gray's justifiably hard-hitting documentary unscrews the cap on a very modern scandal -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

THE HERALD (Scotland)

“needs to be told again and again. And Gray does so with furious zeal. -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Derek Malcolm, EVENING STANDARD



“a compelling and provocative piece of filmmaking -- ★★★★ (4 stars)”

Paul Risker, FLICKERING MYTH



”An unbelievable and shocking tale... powerful and anger-inducing”

Kevin Knapman, FILM PILGRIM

“a moving and intense historical documentary”

CONTACTMUSIC

“wonderfully moving and powerful... Fire in the Blood is absolutely essential viewing. 9/10”

Chris Bell, SUBBA-CULTCHA

"An essential watch"

Naila Scargill, TREBUCHET MAGAZINE

"a story of hope and a long overdue victory in a struggle for equality and basic human rights"

Alexandra Zeevalkink, DOCGEEKS

"I could write a thousand words about the plot, detailing every interview; however the strength of the film is the experience of it. [...] This is documentary film making as it is supposed to be done."

EXPOSED MAGAZINE

"an astounding documentary … the presentation of the horrific abuse of power at the cost of human life is truly brilliant. … Moving and unrelenting, Fire in the Blood offers an engaging and inspiring tale that will shock, stun and at times warm your heart."

Vicky Hinault, MOVIE EMPORIUM

"a truly shocking documentary... powerful... demands the attention from as many people as possible"

VIRGIN MEDIA


“extraordinary... a documentary that’s made like a crime thriller” ‎"Fire in the Blood is in the great tradition of powerful documentary films that challenge globalised corporate culture"

Samira Ahmed, BBC WORLD “THE STRAND”

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