in India and Brazil to the halls of power at the United Nations,
PILLS, PROFITS, PROTEST offers a window into the passionate
and courageous actions of committed AIDS treatment activists
around the world. It is also a powerful teaching tool that
I use in my classes - both to illustrate what has been accomplished,
and to help my students visualize the faces and work of those
on the front lines of this important struggle.
Patricia Siplon, Associate Professor,
SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE
The world's largest drug manufacturers and
the world's most powerful governments have conspired for decades
to deploy a pharmaceutical embargo that halts delivery of
life saving medicines to people living with AIDS. HIV positive
activists and their international allies have mounted a courageous
and strategic counter-attack at the local, national, and international
level forcing concessions from companies, governments, and
international institutions. Championing the human right to
essential medicines, PILLS, PROFITS, PROTEST chronicles this
global activist campaign that has partially dismantled international
intellectual property rules that prioritize profits over lives
- it is an inspirational account of solidarity and resistance.
Brook K. Baker, Professor,
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
PILLS, PROFITS, PROTEST is one of the best
films about AIDS I've ever seen. It's a moving portrait of
the global struggle to expand treatment access for millions
of poor people with HIV/AIDS, and underscores the critical
role that grassroots activists are playing in forcing "Big
Pharma" and other powerful interests to adopt responsible
Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director,
GLOBAL AIDS ALLIANCE
PILLS, PROFITS, PROTEST has become a critical
tool in our advocacy trainings at African Services. Not only
does it clearly and comprehensively explain the issues and
challenges of the global AIDS movement, but the creators'
fine filmmaking leaves you charged, energized, ready, and
willing to join the fight!
AFRICAN SERVICES COMMITTEE.
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