Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

The Chain


Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 30 minutes

Some people donate to charity. Some people may even donate blood. But who donates a kidney to a total stranger? THE CHAIN follows unrelated individuals as they give their own kidneys to complete strangers in return for a family member in need receiving a compatible kidney from another complete stranger. In this case, one kind woman generously gives one of her kidneys to a man who is in need of a kidney for the second time. Her gift not only saves one life, but also starts a chain of kidney transplants, positively impacting the lives of multiple families. In doing so, these strangers are forever bonded in this ultimately beautiful story of Paying It Forward.

The Chain

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Shorts Program
Shorts Program 13

Scott Weintrob

Jenny Song, Adam Trunell

Scott Weintrob

Jez Thierry

Kristin Gerhart

Principal Cast
Karen Willis, Jose Felix, Deanna Felix

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