The Market Trailer (2010)

Trailer for the documentary The Market.

A slum in Chennai, India. Home of the discarded, the starving -- and now, also the home of a desperate tsunami refugee camp, on the outskirts of an indifferent city. Out here, survival means selling a kidney.

Hema, a young mother of two, wants to sell her kidney so she can pay off the crippling debts of her family. A broker tells Hema she'll get $2500 for her kidney. If she sells she will be the fifth member of her family to sell a kidney for an amount that represents several years' wages. Across the world in Nanaimo, Canada. Forty year old single mom Sandra's kidneys are failing and she has been on a waiting list for 5 years now, for a new kidney. Her condition has left her chained to a dialysis machine, four times a day, every day, if she is to live.

Two different people. Two journeys. With one end. To find a kidney, someone has to lose one....

The Market follows individual stories that explore the larger issues surrounding the organ trade - and looks at these issues from both a Western point of view as well as from the point of view of people selling their organs. What are the ethics of organ buying and selling? And, what would we ourselves do if we were forced into a similar dilemma?

Buy. Or sell?

3 min 12 sec


Posted On
September 04, 2011
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