Watch the new Trailer for VITAL BONDS: a transplant documentary
The CNTRP is excited to share the very powerful trailer for the upcoming documentary MEMENTO MORI - a transplant documentary directed by Niobe Tompson and produced by Rosie Dransfeld (ID: Productions Inc) and the National Film Board of Canada. The two films will be released in November and feature CNTRP members Dr. James Shapiro (featured on the movie poster), Dr. Simon Urschel, Dr. Lori West and Dr. Jim Kutsogiannis.
MEMENTO MORI will premiere in Edmonton on November 10, 2016, with screenings to follow across the country and around the world.
MEMENTO MORI is an uncompromising cinematic journey alongside the living and the dying, filmed with remarkable access to one of the world’s busiest organ-transplant hospitals. In cinéma-vérité style, we witness the most profound experiences in any human life: moments of unbearable suspense leading to sudden and senseless loss, or the unexpected joy of a second chance. A baby, grasped from the jaws of death. A father, struggling to live for the sake of his daughter. The parents of a young man, thrust without warning into a tragedy that will test their humanity. With empathy and honesty, MOMENTO MORI transports us to a world few of us understand, but all of us are fated to someday visit. An arresting tour de force of observational filmmaking, both beautiful and profound.
The filmmaking team has also produced a second hour long documentary, Vital Bonds, directed by Niobe Thompson and produced by Rosie Dransfeld, and produced in partnership with the National Film Board. Vital Bonds was produced for CBC's "Nature of Things" with David Suzuki, it includes many of the elements and people from the full length film "MEMENTO MORI", with narration and a increased focus on the science of transplantation. Vital Bonds will be aired on CBC on November 17, 2016.