Part of the Arusha Action Films Series.
Tickets $10 - 100% Calgary Dollars accepted.
Tickets available at the door.
Children and youth under 15 are free.
PILL$ PROFIT$ PROTE$T: CHRONICLE OF THE GLOBAL AIDS MOVEMENT is an up-to-the minute documentary about AIDS treatment activism. It examines the national and international grass roots response to an epidemic that has already overshadowed the Black Death in terms of human lives lost. The demand for access to affordable treatment for 40 million people living with HIV, most of whom live in poor countries, represents one of the most successful political movements of contemporary history.
At the heart of this documentary is a thorny question: Can the world afford universal HIV treatment? At what cost? What will be the global cost if we fail to treat and save 40 million people now? Pills, Profits and Protest are the three thematic touchstones of our film, each reflecting an important aspect of the current battle. Behind this movement are people, personalities and lives. The film weaves personal stories with a larger chronicle of history-in-the-making.
Co-sponsored with Oxfam Canada
Official Website: http://films.arusha.org/
Added by Grant Neufeld on August 9, 2006