On World AIDS Day, December 1, the School of Social Transformation's faculty in Justice and Social Inquiry is presenting a screening of the documentary film "Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale," including a question and answer session with the director, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Marilyn Ness. The event will take place at 6 p.m., Dec. 1 on ASU's Tempe campus, in Physical Sciences Building H, room 152.
What if your life-saving medicine contained deadly viruses and the drug manufacturers, the government, and your own doctors knew but failed to warn you? Through the eyes of survivors and family members, "Bad Blood" chronicles how a "miracle" treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated with deadly viruses from the 1960s through the early 1990s, they launched a powerful and inspiring fight to change the system that failed them and to make it safer for all.
Co-sponsors of this event at ASU are Film and Media Studies, the School of Social Work, and the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. Contact Professor Madelaine Adelman for additional information, 480-965-4886.