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Tales from the Organ Trade: Inside an illegal transplant operation

3 out of 4 stars

Title
Tales from the Organ Trade
Directed by
Ric Esther Bienstock
Genre
Documentary
Classification
14A
Country
Canada
Language
English
Year
2013

Leave your preconceptions about human organ trafficking at the door. Emmy-award-winning director Ric Esther Bienstock takes you on a ride that you won't soon forget. Though selling a kidney or any other organ is illegal everywhere but Iran, the law effectively condemns potential donors to a life of poverty and potential recipients to an early death. For the first time, meet the entire cast of a single illicit transplant operation – doctors, broker, donor and patient.

April 28, 7 p.m., Bader; April 29, 1 p.m., Lightbox; May 2, 4 p.m., Scotiabank.

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About the Author

Based in Toronto, Michael Posner has been with the Globe and Mail since 1997, writing for arts, news and features.Before that, he worked for Maclean's Magazine and the Financial Times of Canada, and has freelanced for Toronto Llfe, Chatelaine, Walrus, and Queen's Quarterly magazines. More

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