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  • In Iran, there is a thriving trade in kidneys, which poor people line up to sell at less than $3,000.

    In Iran, there is a thriving trade in kidneys, which poor people line up to sell at less than $3,000.

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  • Sohaila at the institute of organ trade

    Sohaila at the institute of organ trade

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  • Mehrdad Asgari at the Sina Hospital

    Mehrdad Asgari at the Sina Hospital

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  • Shiva on a dialysis machine at the hospital

    Shiva on a dialysis machine at the hospital

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  • Shiva at the reception of the official kidney referral office

    Shiva at the reception of the official kidney referral office

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  • Merhrdad at his first meeting with at the kidney referral agency

    Merhrdad at his first meeting with at the kidney referral agency

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  • Mehrdad having an ultrasound check up

    Mehrdad having an ultrasound check up

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The Film

With an official kidney referral agency as the backdrop, Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process: from their first encounter to surgery and kidney removal. Iran is the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal. Every 10 minutes, a young person wishing to sell their kidney reports to the reception of one of the official kidney referral agencies.

The Filmmakers

  1. Malla GrapengiesserProducer
  2. Nima SarvestaniDirector