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Tales From the Organ Trade

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Tales From the Organ Trade
Canada / 2013 / 1 t. 22 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
ingen
CAST:
David Cronenberg (narrator),
DIRECTOR:
Ric Esther Bienstock
WRITER:
Ric Esther Bienstock
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Kenneth Ng, Frank Vilaca, Michael Ellis
PRODUCER:
Ric Esther Bienstock, Felix Golubev, Simcha Jacobovici
TEMA:
Medisin
Is that a kidney in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE is an unflinching and unsettling portrait of the world of international organ traffickers. Organ transplantation is a basic feature of modern surgery, but the fact that there are fewer donors than there are people in need of organs has given rise to a black market in which shady doctors provide rich westerners with organs from poor people in the third world. Director Ric Esther Bienstock introduces us to both the buyers and the sellers – and the traffickers who make the big money.

 

Ric Esther Bienstock

RIC ESTHER BIENSTOCK is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker best known for her investigative films. Her documentaries have screened at over 40 international festivals and have aired on networks in over 50 countries. Her films, including “Sex Slaves” and “Ebola: Inside an Outbreak”, have garnered dozens of prestigious awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Dupont Columbia Award.