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CANCELLED: 120 Beats Per Minute - Film Screening & Live Debate - AMI 2020

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Albert Lecture Theatre

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

123 St Stephen's Green

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As part of Access to Medicines Ireland 2020 programme, there will be a screening and live debate about 120 BPM, a movie on AIDS activism.

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Directed by French director Robin Campillon, 120 Beats Per Minute (2017) is a beautiful movie about activism, homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic in France in the 1990s. It traces a pivotal moment in healthcare activism.

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The movie will be followed by a live debate with the audience from 8:00pm to 8:30pm and a panel to be announced . Entrance is free.

This event is included in the programme of the Access to Medicines Ireland 2020 conference. It is organised by University College Dublin's ERC MISFIRES(Susi Geiger, Théo Bourgeron, Fernandos Ongolly), with the support of the Irish Global Health Network and the RCSI.

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ABOUT THE AMI CONFERENCE

A panel of leading international experts, patient advocates and pharmaceutical industry representatives will come together in Dublin on April 7 to discuss the current model of drug development and propose interventions and alternative models that place population health front and centre, while reducing the price of new medicines.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE FILM - A SYNOPSIS

In the early 1990s, a group of HIV/AIDS activists associated with the Paris chapter of ACT UP struggle to effect action to fight the AIDS epidemic. While the French government has declared its intent to support HIV/AIDS sufferers, ACT UP stages public protests against their sluggish pace, accusing the government of censoring and minimizing the fight against the disease. When the pharmaceutical company Melton Pharm announces its plans to reveal its HIV trial results at a prominent pharmaceutical conference the following year, ACT UP invades its offices with fake blood and demands it release its trial results immediately.

While ACT UP makes some headway with its public protests, its members fiercely debate the group's strategy, with conflicting goals of showmanship and persuasion, with conflicting aesthetics of positivity and misery. ACT UP struggles to plan a more effective Gay Pride parade than in previous years, bemoaning the depressing, "zombie" atmosphere the AIDS epidemic had created. The film gradually shifts from the political storyline of ACT UP's actions to the personal stories of ACT UP members. Foreshadowing later events in the movie, Jeremie, an AIDS positive youth in the group sees his health deteriorate rapidly.

This screening is sponsored by the MISFIRES project, that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 771217).

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