FIRE IN THE BLOOD: (We streamed this 2013 movie from Netflix) This 83 min. documentary details how, from 1996 to 2003, Western pharmaceutical companies acted along with U.S. and European governments to keep low-cost, generic antiretroviral drugs out of reach for most people in third world countries and even many in Europe and United States. Drug pricing has always been a contentious issue and the majority of pharmaceutical multinationals have been zealous in guarding the prices to such absurd limits that those who live beneath poverty lines have had no access to expensive drugs. Sadly, this has resulted in premature death to millions. Fire in the Blood is an infuriating documentary by Dylan Mohan Gray and I don’t know how Barbara and I missed it when it was first released. We feel lucky that it is available for viewing on Netflix. A ruddy-faced Bill Clinton pops up in this shocking documentary about how greedy pharmaceutical companies tried to block access to cheap drugs to millions of AIDs sufferers in a bid to keep cashing in on shamefully inflated prices. Low–cost generic drugs are as safe and effective as the criminally expensive branded ones. I can’t pretend that Fire in the Blood isn’t a little upsetting, poignant and infuriating while showing how privileged people in the West simply didn't care about millions upon millions of people dying in Third World countries. But it is also the inspiring story of the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. Documentaries do not do well in theaters and this one was not seen by a lot of people. We liked it. GRADE B+