Tales from the Organ Trade

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Tales From the Organ Trade
Directed byRic Esther Bienstock
Produced byRic Esther Bienstock
Felix Golubev
Simcha Jacobovici
Written byRic Esther Bienstock
Narrated byDavid Cronenberg
Music byJohn Welsman
CinematographyFrank Vilaca csc
Michael Ellis csc
Kenneth Ng
Edited bySteve Weslak
Production
company
Associated Producers Ltd.
Release date
  • April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14) (Documentary Edge)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Tales From the Organ Trade is a 2013 Canadian documentary film written and directed by Emmy Award-winning[1] filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock. It was produced by Ric Esther Bienstock, Felix Golubev and Simcha Jacobovici. The film was created in association with HBO Documentary Films, Shaw Media and Canal D.[2] The film examines the shadowy world of black market organ trafficking. The film is narrated by David Cronenberg.[3]

Reaction[edit]

The film has been positively received by critics. Maclean's calls the film "a serious, superb and essential documentary that cuts through the sensationalism and hysteria surrounding its subject. It’s one of the most impressive, and incisive, works of investigative journalism I’ve seen onscreen in a long time. It’s also a virtuosic feat of story-telling."[4] and continues to say that Ric Esther Bienstock's film "is a nuanced, analytical portrait of the fierce ethical dilemmas on both sides of the issue, which Bienstock distills into cautious advocacy for a sensible solution."[5]

Festivals[edit]

Awards[edit]

Award Institution Year Category Recipients and nominees Result
Emmy Award[46] Emmy Award 2014 Outstanding Investigative Journalism—Long-Form - Nominated
Emmy Award[47] Emmy Award 2014 Outstanding Writing Ric Esther Bienstock Nominated
British Documentary Award[48] The Grierson Trust 2014 Best Documentary on Current Affairs - Nominated
Edward R. Murrow Award[49] Overseas Press Club of America 2014 Best TV Interpretation or Documentary on International Affairs - Won
Jack R. Howard Award[50] Scripps Howard Foundation 2014 Television/Cable In-Depth National and International Coverage - Won
Norman Bethune Award for Excellence in International Health Reporting - Print, Broadcast Award[51] Canadian Medical Association Media Awards for Health Reporting 2014 - - Won
Global Awareness Award[52] WorldMediaFestival 2014 - - Won
Intermedia-globe Gold Award[53] WorldMediaFestival 2014 Documentary - Won
Golden Eagle[54] CINE 2014 Televised News Division – Investigative Reporting - Won
Golden Sheaf[55] Yorkton Film Festival 2014 Documentary Social/Political - Won
Silver Hugo[56] Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards 2014 Documentary: Social/Political - Won
Silver Screen[57] US International Film & Video Festival 2014 Documentary Programs: Social Issues - Won

Festival Awards[edit]

Festival Award Year Category Recipients and nominees Result
Documentary Edge Festival[58] - 2013 Best Sign of the Times - Won
DocUtah Southern Utah Documentary Film Festival[59] Raven Award 2013 Best Film - Won
DocUtah Southern Utah Documentary Film Festival[60] Raven Award 2013 Best Director Ric Esther Bienstock Won
Tenerife International Film Festival[61] - 2013 Best Feature Documentary - Won
Nevada International Film Festival[62] - 2013 Special Jury Prize - Won
12th Human Rights Film Festival - Donostia San Sebastian[63] Amnesty International Award 2014 - - Won
Mexico International Film Festival[64] Golden Palm Award 2014 - - Won

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