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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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