India, the pharmacy of the world

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Farmamundi Documentary.
www.farmamundi.org

Access to medicines is a universal right. This documentary, with the testimonies of experts in health and legal issues, explains why India has become a world leader in the manufacture of generic drugs and follows the legal and social process of, The Gliveec Case, where Novartis took the Indian government to Court in a dispute over the granting of a patent for this drug which treats cancer. The judgment found in favour of the Indian Government earlier this year (2013).

This film documents the seven year legal battle, including first hand interviews with people involved in this case, which gives the documentary a unique relevance.

Finance: ACCDand City Council of Barcelona.

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