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Dying to Live

Synopsis
Every day in the U.S. about twenty people die waiting for transplant organs, because there are not enough donors. DYING TO LIVE, produced over eighteen months, tells the stories of four hopeful organ recipients as they struggle to stay alive long enough to reach the top of the long waiting list. The documentary also shows the lives of two donors - a young man who dies and leaves a liver to one of the people followed in the documentary, and a courageous woman who makes the remarkable decision to donate a kidney to a person she has never met.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Medical sciences; Social welfare
Keywords
terminal illness; organ donation

Credits

Director
Lance Lipman
Writer
John Robbins

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$248.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Robbins Productions

Distributor

Name

Fanlight Productions

Email
info@fanlight.com
Web
http://www.fanlight.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 718 488-8900
Fax
+1 718 488-8642
Address
c/o Icarus Films
32 Court Street
Brooklyn
NY 11201
Notes
Fanlight Productions is a leading US distributor of programmes dealing with the social issues of our time, with a special focus on healthcare, mental health, professional ethics, ageing & gerontology, disabilities, the workplace, and gender & family issues. Most of the almost 300 films are by independent filmmakers, but others have been created by broadcasters and organisations working the field. The collection aims to be emotionally and intellectually engaging in its approach, and to present contemporary cross-cultural perspectives on the issues of concern. Sale.

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