A Human Question

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English (subtitled), 54 min, 2005, India & Germany

As the pandemic of HIV/AIDS surges on, individuals, groups and countries are struggling to preserve access to medicines, faced with the irony of new and better drugs on one hand, and increasing restrictions to these drugs on the other. 'A Human Question' explores personal, national and global dimensions of this struggle and responses to the new patent laws mandated by the WTO in name of protecting intellectual property. It voices perspectives that raise compelling questions about whether private knowledge has to be pitted against public good in the name of scientific progress.

 
Producer:
Sangama, Zeytoon Films
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Avijit Mukul Kishore
Editing:
Rikhav Desai
Sound:
Anita Kushwaha, Gissy Michael
Research: Asha Kilaru & T Jayashree, Produced for BUKO Pharma-Kampagne (Germany)
 
Awards and Screenings:

Selected Screenings: Globale, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006 NYIIFV festival, Los Angeles, USA, 2007 HIMAL film Festival, Kathmandu Nepal, 2007 Also screened in various parts of India and Germany.