Review of “Blood Business” (2017)

Moving picture, 52 minutes

Seen in 2019.

The international business of blood plasma in the medical industry, from paid Cleveland “donors” to immunodeficient Swiss patients.

Though not a trashy production, the slow, poorly lit setup of this piece seems to suggest a vampire cabal or something equally sinister, when in fact the only problems the journalists uncover are US poverty, run-of-the-mill corporate greed and some unquantified risk of blood-borne diseases, elevated as a result of paying people to provide a commercially valuable commodity. All of these things are real problems but the presentation is poor.

moving picture non-fiction