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.