Film screening followed by Discussion with Professor Deborah Rhode
The film, directed by David France, shows the story of two citizen coalitions whose activism and innovation during the 80’s-90’s turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.
After the screening, Prof. Rhode will discuss the potential of civil society to promote institutional and legal change, despite abundant obstacles in a complicated bureaucratic reality.
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