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The Market

In Canada, Sandra's kidneys are failing and her blood type is not compatible with her mother or daughter, ruling them out as donors. Sandra has been waiting for a new kidney for over 5 years and the disease has, at age 40, put her life on hold. Her mother, Christina, can’t bear the thought of losing her daughter and Sandra’s teenage daughter Kylie is putting on a brave face. Every 3 days a Canadian dies waiting for a new kidney; in the US it’s a person a day. Where do patients go to fill the gap? In a slum in India, a broker tells Hema she’ll get $2000, the equivalent of 3 year’s wages, if she sells her kidney. But she’s unaware that losing a kidney undermines her health and her ability to work. Two different people. Two journeys. With one end. To find a kidney, someone has to lose one…. The global trade in human organs is one of the most profitable and dangerous enterprises; a black market that equals the drug and human trafficking trade. Through converging stories, The Market looks at the global trade in human organs, one of the most profitable and dangerous enterprises, a market that equals the drug and human trafficking trade.
Film Details
Feature
Format: 
HD
2010
MinutesSeconds
Run time70-
English
Storyline Entertainment
Credits
Director: 
Rama Rau
Producer: 
Ed Barreveld
Production Assistant: 
Jeff Patton
Associate Producer: 
Lisa Valencia-Svensson
Film Coordinator: 
Amanda Feder
Editor: 
Ricardo Acosta
Assistant Editor: 
Saif Azmi
Assistant Editor: 
Rob Fantinatto
Assistant Editor: 
Sean Kang
Assistant Editor: 
Thayaparan Sabajunasingam
Researcher: 
Amanda Feder
Researcher: 
Yvette Lang
Researcher: 
Rama Rau
Cinematographer: 
Paul Kell
Cinematographer: 
Iris Ng
Additional Camera: 
Nagaraj Diwakar
Additional Camera: 
Neil Oakshott
Additional Camera: 
Mike Rae
Additional Camera: 
Samir Sarkar
Additional Camera: 
Thomas Douglas
Film Composer: 
Ken Myhr
Sound: 
Rama Rau
Sound: 
Peter Sawade
Sound Recordist: 
P. Murugan
Sound Mixer: 
Christopher Guglick
Sound Editor: 
Daniel Pellerin
Online Editor: 
Andrew Mandziuk
Awards and Festivals
IDFA 2010
Victoria Film Festival 2011

Watch the trailer online.