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MIPCOM Picks ’15: Body Donors – Life After Death

We don’t often like to dwell on what will happen to our bodies after we shuffle off this mortal coil, but increasingly, people are eschewing caskets and cremations in favor of donating their bodies to science and medicine.
September 1, 2015


Partners: Produced by Daisybeck Studios and GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5 (UK); distributed by Beyond Distribution.
Length: 2 x 60 minutes
Premiered: October 2015 (UK)
Rights available: Worldwide rights in all media, excluding format rights

We don’t often like to dwell on what will happen to our bodies after we shuffle off this mortal coil, but increasingly, people are eschewing caskets and cremations in favor of donating their bodies to science and medicine. This project follows those who have made such a choice, illuminating their reasons behind it as well as the impact the decision has made on their remaining time on Earth. We also learn more about the process itself, and catch a glimpse of what becomes of the body donor’s final offering.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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