Human Rights Competition

The Market

Year
2010
Country
Canada
Duration
70’
Director
Rama Rau

In India, the fishermen who witnessed the 2004 tsunami refuse to go back to the sea and their wives are now selling their kidneys to feed their families. Hema wants to sell her kidney to pay off family debts but there’s no guarantee she’ll get paid and losing a kidney will undermine her ability to work. In Canada, Sandra’s kidneys are failing. She has been on a new kidney waiting list for 5 years. To survive, she’s on dialysis four times each day. Two different people. Two journeys. With one end. To find a kidney, someone has to lose one… 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.

Production and Sales
Ed Barreveld, Storyline Entertainment, 115 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J2J2, tel. +1-416-603-8333, ed@storylineentertainment.com , www.storylineentertainment.com
Director
Rama Rau

Rama Rau is a writer-director who trained in films on one of the largest film sets in Mumbai, India. Now based in Toronto, Canada, her passion is to make films that are crosscultural, that examine “the extraordinariness of ordinary lives”. Rama has written newspaper and magazine articles and is a writer at large for the Indian Express Arts and Culture Section for North America. She has served on various juries, and presently serves on the DOC Toronto Board. Studied Advanced Screenwriting and Directing and Producing for TV at Canadian Screen Training Centre, Ottawa.

Filmography

Fingers of Fire (2006), Losing My Religion (2008), A Day in the Life of Vij’s (2009), My Life With Me (2010), The Market (2010)

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