TALES 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.
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
- Location: Hollywood Theatre