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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
Barry Walsh is editor-in-chief and content director for Realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to Realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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