Fire in the Blood

US REVIEWS

 

"indispensable viewing... extremely moving... a powerful documentary that demands to be seen by as wide an audience as possible"  "This is a shocking account of international trade terrorism sanctioned by Western governments."

David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER and FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

 

"exquisite and unsparing… Fire in the Blood is artful in nearly every frame, perhaps so we don't avert our eyes."

Daphne Howland, THE VILLAGE VOICE and LA WEEKLY

 

"PICK OF THE WEEK -- A devastating new film explores the lies, greed and indifference that killed millions in Africa"  "Essential… shattering… eye-opening and often chilling"

Andrew O'Hehir, SALON


"an emotional rollercoaster... there are moments of great triumph, humanity, hope, sadness, disgust and disbelief. There are very real heroes and villains. [...] Watch the film if and when you can -- ★★★★1/2 (4.5 stars out of 5)"

Mark Bell, FILM THREAT


"Fiercely committed…. The film strikes the right balance of outrage, hopefulness and despair, compellingly arguing the case that a profit-driven, racially motivated collusion exists between Big Pharma and the U.S. government. [...] An imperative exposé."

Andrew Schenker, TIMEOUT NEW YORK

 

"This impassioned, persuasive film won't have trouble spreading its essential message across the fest circuit and beyond... rivetingly researched [and] with wholly universal appeal"

Guy Lodge, VARIETY


“the one film that I’d put to the top of your must-see list is Fire in the Blood... you will be moved and enraged... a beautiful film to watch.”

Tom Roston, PBS DOC SOUP

 

"hard-hitting... powerfully cinematic... a story vitally important for the world to remember—and learn from."

Geeta Anand, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

"Moving documentary on an urgent and shameful subject"

Miriam Bale, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

"The film powerfully examines the astronomical drug prices that have prevented many AIDS patients in the developing world from receiving the treatment they need, pitting human lives against the profit motive."

Keith Staskiewicz, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

 

"the film is exceptionally impactful... heart-rending... a suspense drama"

Karin Badt, THE HUFFINGTON POST

 

"Writer-producer-director Gray combines troublesome facts, stirring imagery and an eloquent array of activists, scientists and advocates... [Fire in the Blood] efficiently makes its case against the commercialization of medicine, drug patent monopolies and more."

Gary Goldstein, LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

"emotionally potent, politically incisive documentary"

George Sax, ARTVOICE

 

"a brilliant, inspiring David and Goliath story about the courageous fight for affordable AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south"

WASHINGTON BLADE

 

"a charged indictment of Big Pharma's AIDS profiteering... If you’re not incensed about the profiteering in places where the sick need the most help, you’ll at least be angered by how the lies about the real cost of new medicine affect your own wallet."

Jamie S. Rich, THE OREGONIAN

 

"a powerful, compelling, and informative film, addressing an important global issue that is far too often overlooked"

Andreas Rekdal, CARNEGIE COUNCIL

 

"A powerful wake-up call. It will make your blood boil."

NYC MOVIE GURU

 

"Infuriating... Evil is the only word for Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and the other international pharma companies that fought tooth and nail to protect their patents on AIDS antiretroviral drugs while ten million died of the disease in the Third World"

J.R. Jones, CHICAGO READER

 

"Difficult to watch but essential viewing… The beautiful cinematography contrasts sharply with the dire situation... Dylan Mohan Gray does a superb job of clearly and convincingly chronicling the unconscionable actions of Big Pharma"

Diane Carson, KDHX ST. LOUIS

 

"Not only a great film but utterly important... beautifully composed… evocative… a truly awe-inspiring portrait of a despicable industry"

Joshua Brunsting, CRITERION CAST

 

"Riveting, and at times enraging... [Fire in the Blood] will make your blood boil"

Rudy Herndon, MOAB SUN NEWS

 

"This film is amazing... Everyone who cares about global health care, social justice and the human right to health MUST see this film!"

Eric Sawyer, UNAIDS, Co-Founder of ACT UP, HealthGAP and Housing Works

 

"Chilling... This movie tells an even bleaker—and more necessary—story about the AIDS crisis in the Third World than the one you think you know..."

Kate Drabinski, BALTIMORE CITY PAPER

 

"award-winning director, filmmaker and writer Dylan Mohan Gray has made cinematic provocation something of a signature... Fire in the Blood, a potent narrative of the fight for AIDS medicines, has cemented Gray’s status as an exceptionally progressive director... at its core, it is a document of humanity"

Nicola Wali, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

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