"Tales from the Organ Trade" has won the Amnesty International Award from the International Human Rights Film Festival San Sebastian.
The film was directed by Ric Esther Bienstock and produced by Ric Esther Bienstock, Felix Golubev and Simcha Jacobovici. "Tales From The Organ Trade" airs on HBO in the US and will air on History in Canada on July 7, 2014.
TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE is a gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of blackmarket 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.
Congratulations to all involved!