Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale (#407)
In Iran, there is a thriving trade in kidneys, which poor people line up to sell at less than $3,000. With an official kidney referral agency as the backdrop, Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process: from their first encounter to surgery and kidney removal. Iran is the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal. Every 10 minutes, a young person wishing to sell their kidney reports to the reception of one of the official kidney referral agencies. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: A new international independent documentary series from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), GLOBAL VOICES samples the best of international documentary. In its premiere season, the series features five all-new global docs and 21 notable international documentaries that have previously aired on PBS in other forums.
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