Sunday, June 6, 2010

House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic (2009)

Brent Leung


What is HIV? What is AIDS? What is being done to cure it? These questions sent Canadian filmmaker Brent Leung on a worldwide journey, from the highest echelons of the medical research establishment to the slums of South Africa, where death and disease are the order of the day. In this up-to-the-minute documentary, he observes that although AIDS has been front-page news for over 28 years, it is barely understood. Despite the great effort, time, and money spent, no cure is in sight. Born in 1980 (on the cusp of the epidemic), Leung reveals a research establishment in disarray, and health policy gone tragically off course. Gaining access to a remarkable array of the most prominent and influential figures in the field -- among them the co-discoverers of HIV, presidential advisors, Nobel laureates, and the Executive Director of UNAIDS, as well as survivors and activists -- his restrained approach yields surprising revelations and stunning contradictions. The HIV/AIDS story is being rewritten, and this is the first film to present the uncensored POVs of virtually all the major players -- in their own settings, in their own words. It rocks the foundation upon which all conventional wisdom regarding HIV/AIDS is based. If, as South African health advocate Pephsile Maseko remarks, "this is the beginning of a war...a war to reclaim our health," then House of Numbers could well be the opening salvo in the battle to bring sanity and clarity to an epidemic clearly gone awry.

Links are removed because the director of this great documentary has contacted me and asked me to remove it. 


  1. RUBBISH !!! Too bad you never had the GUTS to tell him to GET LOST !!
    What was he worried he would lose a few dollars and not be able to buy a new jet next year ?
    Don't bow to these dogs.
    This is a LINK SHARING FORUM and in countries like mine IT IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW .
    Keep taking links down every time somebody has a cry and what is left of your site ?
    Grow some BALLS and tell these rich WANKERS TO PISS OFF !!

  2. This is not about having guts or having balls or not it's about respect. Man made this documentary and of course a pay up would be in order for his work. I understand him completely as I had similar problems.Have some respect.
    Also rules that apply in your country don't apply in all other.

  3. Have some respect ? ?
    Well then to think like you - would be to believe that just about every link here would have a director producer etc that would not be happy about you having links here to their work ? So ? What now ? Pack it all up ?
    Take off the ones that are asked of you ? Or do you pick and choose ?
    These people are SO BLOODY RICH and worried about losing a few dollars. Other wise they would be happy to have as many people as possible see their work - ESPECIALLY a DOCUMENTARY about Aids. Obviously done for MONEY not the good of the people - That`s how much he really cares about Aids and society.
    Either you are FOR link sharing or you are NOT ?
    You have a whole blog dedicated to it -It seems your life -
    And you bowed down to some jerk worried about losing his next LearJet. The rules that apply in my country allow this are you saying you work against the law ?
    Sounds to me like you are sitting on the fence. Hedging your bets both ways. BUT YOU CANT DO THAT. Either you are for Link sharing OR NOT ! People like you that take links down when you are spooked are WEEK ( I had a harder word here but knew you would cry) !!!
    Have some balls and stand by your work and what you do OR GIVE IT UP and chase people posting your work like that piece of shit that started most of this from Metalica.
    You are NOT ONE OF US CHAMP !! You are a SELL OUT !!

  4. The sword has two edges. Do not forget that! If I am not one of you and such a sell out, you are free to go your way Anonymous.


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