Tales from the Organ Trade

Left Col

82 min., English, Russian, Hebrew, Tagalog & Turkish

“Tales from the Organ Trade” – narrated by director David Cronenberg – takes viewers on a gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the poor 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. Thousands of organs are bought and sold every year on a black market that flourishes in dozens of countries where the rule of law is a hostage to the dollar sign. “Tales from the Organ Trade” – which moves from Manila to Istanbul, from Colorado to Kosovo, from Toronto to Tel Aviv – tells the story of the sellers of illegal organs and their often-conflicted First World buyers, exploring the legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in this complex life-and-death drama.

Right Col

Show Times
Sat, Nov 16th at 6:00pm
With director Bienstock and Rebecca Dresser, professor of ethics in medicine at the Washington University School of Law.