Film: Tales from the Organ Trade

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE will have its Canadian television premiere on Monday July 7th at 9PM on The History Channel!  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.  

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Every sixty minutes a human organ is sold on the black market. What would you do if your life depended on it?

HBO Documentary Films Shaw Media and Canal D present an Associated Producers Production, a film by Ric Esther Bienstock... Tales from the Organ Trade.

Boy "I'm going to get my kidney taken out because I need to lift my family out of poverty here."

Headlines ('Doctor Vulture,' 'Dr. Vulture's Kidney Factory')

"Prove that this is trafficking, if this even happened. No money was paid."

Headlines ("Dr. Frankenstein" ...has performed close to 2,400 kidney transplants - The Star)

"Is it my problem? It's the ethical committee's problem, it's not my problem."

Headlines ("...he knows what he is doing is illegal" - The New York Times)

"I'm doing my surgery, that's it."

"They come to us because they need the money."

"The money was paid right after the clinic two days after the surgery."

Tales from the Organ Trade