Nov 5: Program 7 – Centrepiece Presentation: The Bleeding Edge
(Drama Feature) Our BC-filmed, Leo Award-winning CENTREPIECE PRESENTATION comes from Leon Lee, the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014). His hard-hitting thriller THE BLEEDING EDGE, based on real-life events, pulls no punches when it comes to handling its subject matter—the global black market for human organs. Set in early 2000s China, where Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project” aimed to restrict Internet access and monitor the activities of Chinese citizens, a young Western tech executive suffers from heart failure on the job. He receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor, but when conscience drives him to discover the horrific truth behind his operation, he risks his life to help save the next victims and find personal redemption. Filmed with local talent and crew, this 2016 Gabriel Award and 2016 Leo Award-winning film stars Anastasia Lin, the current Miss World Canada, who was prevented from competing in China because of her outspoken political views. A Best Canadian Feature Award nominee.
Leon Lee / Canada / 2015 / Drama, Thriller / 90 minsWhen a Western entrepreneur in China discovers that his heart transplant came from a vast organ harvesting enterprise