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Friday, October 18 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tales From the Organ Trade

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Ric Esther Bienstock

2013 | 82 minutes | Canada, U.S., Turkey, Kosovo, Israel, Philippines, Moldova

New York Premiere | Director in Attendance

Every 60 minutes a human organ is sold illicitly. Can you put yourself in the place of a buyer? A seller? What would you do if your life depended on it? This riveting, gritty, and unflinching film, narrated by David Cronenberg, explores the shadowy life and death world of international black market organ trafficking, delving deeply into the legal, and ethical issues that swirl around its center, its fringes, and its darkest depths. Street-level brokers, rogue surgeons, exploitation and salvation of the rich and the impoverished—it’s an infernal drama of endless moral complexity, which this film captures with an incredibly nimble grace, compassion, and even-handedness.

Co-presented by HBO Documentary Films


Friday October 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kaufmann

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