TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE

  • Directed By: Ric Esther Bienstock
  • Canada / 82 min
  • Screening: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM
  • Plays with Mind in Body and X-Ray Man
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  • Location: Hollywood Theatre
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  • www.talesfromtheorgantrade.com

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE_1_2014_v1TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE is a gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished men and women who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their lives. Every year thousands of organs are bought and sold on a black market that flourishes in dozens of countries where the rule of law is a hostage to the dollar sign. With unprecedented access to all the players, the film explores the legal, moral and ethical issues involved in this complex life and death drama.