In 2013 Ric was interviewed by Anne Maria Tremonte for The Current's series on Line in the Sand .. Dilemmas that Define Us.
From the CBC archives:
If you have believed the issue of selling kidneys is Black and White, come with us into the Grey Zone. Our project Line in the Sand .. Dilemmas that Define Us explores the selling of kidneys, the quest for donors and the need for solutions. We hear from filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock whose documentary "Tales From the Organ Trade" tracks those who sell, those who broker, the surgeons, the patients, those who wait for donors and those who are deeply conflicted.
In a new documentary, director Ric Esther Bienstock discovers a more complex story. From the slums of Manila, to the peaks of Denver, Tales from the Organ Trade tells the story of people desperate to buy organs and people desperate to sell.
As part of our project Line in The Sand exploring the ethical dilemmas that define us, we explore the questions and issues of paying for organs.
Ric Esther Bienstock is the Toronto director of Tales from the Organ Trade. The film premiered in North America at Toronto's Hot Docs film festival last night, and screens again today and Thursday.