House of Numbers is a controversial documentary that sets out to answer some very common questions about the aids virus. What is HIV? What is AIDS? More importantly, what is being done to cure it?
These questions sent filmmaker Brent Leung on a journey around the planet, 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.
Leung observes that although AIDS has been front-page news for over 29 years, it is barely understood. Despite the great effort, time, and money spent, no cure is in sight. The film 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, his restrained approach yields surprising revelations and stunning contradictions.
The story of HIV and AIDS is being rewritten, and this is the first film to present the uncensored POVs of virtually all the major players. It rocks the foundation upon which all conventional wisdom regarding the virus is based.