"Tales from the Organ Trade" has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Best TV interpretation or documentary on international affairs from the Overseas Press Club of America.
Here is what the OPC had to say about the film:
"In the finest tradition of Edward R. Murrow, this documentary challenges everything you thought you knew about the illegal trade in kidneys and the international campaign to stop it. Through interviews with donors, recipients, go-betweens, doctors and prosecutors from North America to Israel and Eastern Europe to the Philippines, the filmmakers provide a rare look at how an illegally acquired kidney reaches a sick person and how both desperation and good will drive the trade."
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.
Congratulations to all involved!