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Documentary “Pills Profits Protest” Showing
Date Tuesday February 10
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St @ Octavia, San Francisco
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSkip Emerson
Documentary “Pills Profits Protest” Chronicles
Global AIDS Treatment Access Movement
San Francisco benefit screening on Feb. 10, 2004

San Francisco, January 22, 2004 – Project Inform, the Horizons Foundation and ACTION = LIFE women’s film collective will host a benefit reception and community screening of the exciting new documentary film “Pills Profits Protest: Voices of Global AIDS Activists” on February 10, 2004 at the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center. This one-hour film is an up-to-the-minute, inspirational chronicle of the global AIDS treatment access movement.

Co-director Anne-christine d'Adesky, a veteran AIDS journalist who has covered HIV treatment and research issues since 1984, will present the film after which she will moderate a panel of global and domestic treatment activists entitled “Think Globally, Act Locally: Community Responses to the Challenges of Treatment Access”. Panelists will discuss the crisis of treatment access in the US and worldwide, as well as grassroots and community strategies for overcoming it. Panelists will include:

Phill Wilson, Black AIDS Institute
Rachel Cohen, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Fred Dillon, Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
Asia Russell, Health GAP
Ryan Clary, Project Inform
A member of the Pan African Treatment Access Movement (PATAM)

When: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Time: 6- 9pm (reception 6pm, screening 7pm, panel 8pm)
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St @ Octavia, San Francisco
Tickets: Suggested donation: $10 at door. No advance sales.

About the Film:

“PILLS PROFITS PROTEST: VOICES OF GLOBAL AIDS ACTIVISTS” covers the tumultuous period 2000 – 2003 and documents the players, the issues, and the battles that defined the first years of the grassroots treatment access movement. It provides a close look at the development of generic AIDS drugs and highlights grassroots efforts to mobilize communities to deliver treatment in Haiti, South Africa, India, Uganda and Brazil.

For more information about the film, visit
Added to the calendar on Monday Feb 9th, 2004 11:31 AM

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