Fire in the Blood

GRAN, Laurier Health Studies, Tshepo Institute &

The AIDS Network for Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant



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.

As the film makes clear, however, this story is by no means over. With dramatic past victories having given way to serious setbacks engineered far from public view, the real fight for access to life-saving medicine is almost certainly just beginning.


JOIN US for this important and compelling documentary. Discussion panel to follow.

Sunday November 30, 2014 

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Laurier Brantford, RCW 202

Is HIV/AIDS over?

Mark the date in your calenders! Tshepo Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Alan Whiteside as a guest lecturer to Wilfrid Laurier University to present his talk, “Is HIV/AIDS over?”

Thursday October 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m

Research and Academic Centre, RCW 002 

150 Dalhousie St, Brantford

Alan Whiteside

DR. ALAN WHITESIDE is currently the CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. An international expert on HIV/AIDS and global health policy, Whiteside is the author/co-author of numerous journal articles and books – among them, AIDS: The Challenge for South Africa, and AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: Disease and Globalisation. He has served on the Commission for HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa, and from 2002 to 2012 was an elected member of the
governing council of the International AIDS Society.

Come join us for this event!