Tales from the Organ Trade
  • Tales from the Organ Trade
  • X-Ray Man
Showings
Hollywood TheatreSat, Mar 8, 2014 2:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Series
Series:POWFest 2014
Promotions
Promos in Effect:Chinook Book (YES)
Groupon (YES)
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Description

Tales from the Organ Trade  { 82 MIN / Canada DIR: Ric Esther Bienstock
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. 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. | Website

Mind in Body  7 MIN / USA DIR: Yael Bridge
What does it feel like to be truly sick? This experimental short doc exploring physical illness juxtaposes extreme close ups of body parts with voices describing their experiences being trapped inside a broken body.

X-Ray Man  9 MIN / USA DIR: Kerri Yost
No, this is not a sci-fi scenario. This is real. At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government attempted to create 'super troops' who could withstand nuclear war by exposing human beings and animals to extremely high levels of radiation. Meet Darrell Robertson, a real-life superhero (and Missouri dairy farmer) who has miraculously survived these experiments and tells his shocking true story.

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