In the early 1980’s, AIDS emerged and quickly became an epidemic. Those responsible for public safety failed. Thousands died. Ignorance, arrogance, politics, and economics all lead to betrayal, to cover-up, to scandal. Unspeakable is told from the perspective of two families caught in a tragedy that gripped a nation, as well as the doctors, nurses, corporations and bureaucracy responsible. This emotionally-charged drama follows the decades long saga as people struggled to survive, change the system and battle for compensation for those who desperately needed it.
Two families are shaken when they learn about AIDS because each family has boys with hemophilia.
In 1985 Will Sanders questions why the Red Cross may still be distributing tainted blood.
The Hemophilia Society works toward compensation for victims of tainted blood.
Excellent rendition of the Canadian story on this topic. I hadn't thought about the hemophilia patients' plight with this either. My son lost his dad (my 1st husband) to AIDS in 1996. As the years unfolded throughout this film, specific memories from those very years rushed to the forefront of my mind. Later in 2002, I was diagnosed with Hep C when I donated blood to the Red Cross. I no doubt contracted that here in the US from a blood transfusion in 1985, and finally received the $130K treatment in 2016, but I'll have cirrhosis of the liver forever.
So, around the world, leadership has yet to learn that human lives matter more...that is the lesson I have learned so far from this series. It makes my blood boil to see the level of negligence presented and to think this is based on true events is beyond terrifying. This story is truly moving and well enacted. I highly recommend everyone to watch it.
So, around the world, we havent
Most excellent rendering.