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Mip TV Picks 2008: Body Harvest

In 1983, Monty Python asked that most memorable of questions: 'Can we have your liver?' Over two decades later, we finally have a response.
March 31, 2008


In 1983, Monty Python asked that most memorable of questions: ‘Can we have your liver?’ Over two decades later, we finally have a response: ‘Yes. Will that be cash or charge?’

Body Harvest is a special that looks to uncover what happens to the body ‘after life’ – during the deconstruction period when it can be harvested for useful bits that can save some, and make a fortune for others. The filmmakers follow a fictional stiff as it enters the supply end of this newest resource chain, and becomes a part of the commercialized body parts industry. It might not be cherubs and virgins, but it’s going to be a busy after life.

Tune in to find out what your body is worth on the free market. Partners: VizPoets (Brisbane) for ABC (Australia), distributed through ABC Commercial
Aired: November 2007
Length: 53 minutes
Rights available: All worldwide

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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