Centre for Pharmacy

BIFF sneak-preview

The Pharmacy Students' Committee (FFU) and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (MOFA) together with Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) invites you to a sneak-preview of the movie "Fire in the Blood", Tuesday 15. October 2013, 6 pm in Auditorium 1 at BBB.

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The documentary “Fire in the Blood” has won three awards (see under) and is also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2013. At the movie's homepage this summary is given:

“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 million of lives in the process.”


  • Feature Documentary Award, 2013 DOXA International Film Festival, Vancouver
  • Justice Matters Award, 2013 Washington DC International Film Festival
  • Political Film prize, 2013 Filmfest Hamburg

See trailer and read more about the movie:

The movie will show at Tuesday 15. October 2013, 6 pm, in Auditorium 1 at the Building for Basic Biological Research (BBB).

The Pharmacy Students' Committee (FFU) will serve free soft drinks and popcorn.