The Fire Within

Now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Since its discovery in 1984, HIV has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 35 million people, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in human history. Currently there are 36 million cases of HIV worldwide.

In 2017 the World Health Organization issued a warning that resistance to the drugs used to treat HIV is on the rise. On top of that, a cure or vaccine for HIV is still not available—or even in sight.

In 2000 I set out to make a gritty and raw documentary about life in the face of death. While sensationalism has never appealed to me, the underbelly of our complex human emotions has. In particular, the choices we make to fulfill both our desire, and our need, to experience love. In THE FIRE WITHIN, I captured a very raw, complex, and life-affirming story of an extraordinary couple living with AIDS. 15 years later, I feel the messages of the film are as timely as ever

The film is available to stream on and Amazon Prime, via DVD rental on Netflix, or to purchase here.





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