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David Cronenberg to narrate HBO organ trafficking doc

The director of A History of Violence, Cosmopolis and cult classic Videodrome will narrate the Associated Producers project about the shadowy world of black market organ trafficking.
November 15, 2012

David Cronenberg is used to making big screen monsters out of body parts.

So it’s fitting the Canadian director is to narrate an investigative documentary on organ trafficking for HBO from Toronto-based indie producer Associated Producers.

Tales from the Organ Trade, which probes the shadowy world of black market organ trafficking, was written and directed by Ric Esther Bienstock, who has also made a documentary about human trafficking (Sex Slaves).

“His (Cronenberg’s) ideas often make us feel uncomfortable,” said¬†Bienstock.¬†“We loved the idea of having him narrate the documentary, as a nod to this idea of intelligent discomfort. It’s a coup for us that he agreed to narrate our film.”

Tales from the Organ Trade will also air on Global Television and Canal D.

(From Playback Daily)

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