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「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

是真實個案還是創作呢?

是真實個案還是創作呢?



前些時介紹今個暑期在北美上映的電影,My Sister's Keeper 引起我的注意,讀完雅虎 Movies 的簡介,寫下了:

但小本的製作的,沒有雷聲的,也有幾部 Catch my eyes 介紹如下。。。。:

My Sister's Keeper 北美六月廿六日 Trailers & ClipsCameron Diaz 演媽媽, Abigail Breslin 演細女兒 Anna,而 Alec Baldwin 演律師。故事是頗具爭議性的課題,媽媽的大女兒 Kate,生下來就患有白血病 leukemia, 于是夫婦兩人就決定生下細女兒 Anna,由細女兒捐贈骨髓,幫助大女兒繼續生存。細女兒年幼時已受盡捐贈者的折磨,但因為年幼而沒有能力反抗。 到了長大些,細女兒 Anna 就找來一位律師,代表她向法庭提出,申請自決的可能性。嘩!凈睇個介紹已經好吸引,在港上映時,都會挖埋荷包,科水入場看看。



這令到我繼續上網查找多一些資料,想知道多些。

My Sister's Keeper 小說 by:Jodi Picoult


維基百科:Anna was conceived as a "harvest child" and genetically engineered, through in vitro fertilization, so that she would be a genetic match for her older sister Kate, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia when she was two years old.

When Anna was born, her cord blood was donated to her sister, but when the leukemia returned she then had to donate blood and bone marrow. Kate's kidneys fail when she is sixteen and Anna is thirteen. Kate's only chance for survival is a kidney transplant.

Because she would be a closer match than an unrelated donor and no other family member is a match, Anna is expected to donate one of her own kidneys to save her sister.

Anna decides to hire a lawyer to become medically emancipated from her parents in order to gain the right to make the decision for herself. Her lawyer, Campbell Alexander, works for her pro bono.

At the end of the book it is revealed that the reason Anna initiated the lawsuit was because her sister didn't want her to donate the kidney. Kate said she no longer wanted to go through life in a hospital and was ready to die.

After the trial Anna is granted medical emancipation and Campbell is her medical advisory. However, immediately after the trial while Anna and Campbell are driving to the hospital, they are involved in a severe car accident, rendering Anna brain dead, while Campbell survives.

Campbell makes the decision to donate Anna's kidney to Kate after the doctors notify Anna's parents of her death.



至于 My Sister's Keeper 電影

維基百科:Conceived by means of in vitro fertilization, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Their lives have been intertwined because of their donor-recipient relationship from the minute Anna was born. Anna suffers, such as losing the chance to go to a prestigious hockey camp in order to be there when her sister needs her, but when she turns 13 and Kate goes into renal failure, needing Anna's kidney, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation.

Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin), who has a guide dog he refuses to reveal the function of, agrees to work for Anna pro bono
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讀完後深深嘆息,Sigh! Sigh! Sigh!


表面上祇是一個倫理故事,維基百科的兩篇介紹,都沒有指出故事,是改編自一個真實的個案,究竟在這世上有沒有,類同的事情是否正在發生呢?


窮困的國家,時常傳出,有人為了生活,賣出器官。甚至有醫學界的害群之馬,把無助的病人害死,偷取器官賺錢。殯儀業的也分一杯羹,把死者骨較偷出來發死人財。


器官捐贈這個課題,在社會上不停討論,中國人社會,認為齊齊整整來,就齊齊整整去,對于器官捐贈較為保守。在宣傳下捐血已變得平常,至于捐骨髓、捐肝、捐腎、捐眼角膜,都時有所聞。


而電影 The Island 就更加把問題,推得更加盡,一班畜牧在一個『小島』內的人類,生活無憂無慮,他們最大希望期待,就是被選中離開『小島』。 原來他們都是世界上的有錢人,利用自己的細胞 cloning,培養出來的 clones 復制人。 復制人的唯一生存價值,就是在主人需要器官移植時,harvest 收割器官,救活主人,這也是他們離開『小島』,得到極樂了。


生、老、病、死,是人生必經之路,利用藥物醫治生病,是理所當然。但利用捐贈接受器官,來延長生命,用死人的器官,甚至用生人的器官,利用科技人工來 manipulate 生命,只是延長在生時間,換得幾多次呢?我沒有結論!


人類一早就有長生不老,老而不死的夢想,電影 Bicentennial Man 就是探討 immortal 不死,這個課題。長生不老,老而不死,不老又不死,是否人生所追求的極樂呢?



伸延閱覽:
My Sister's Keeper 小說 維基百科
My Sister's Keeper 電影 維基百科
The Island 電影 維基百科


我的舊文:
再談2009北美影事
不老不死是否人生所追求的極樂呢?Bicentennial Man



6 comments:

新鮮人 said...

不是!

生命的義意不在於長短,
在於是否精彩和珍惜!

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:生命是沒有甚麼意義的,光禿禿的來,也是身無一物的去,世上的甚麼,也帶不走。精彩平淡都好,最終咪一樣!
不用看得生命太過可貴,人的生命只是一次,性歡愉的副產品罷了!
安安分分,奉公守法,不作惡事,平平淡淡,幾十個寒暑很快便過了。
上文中的故事,用一條性命,去救活另一條生命,有冇意義呢?誰能定出這條生命比那條生命重要呢?
有錢的可以要別人捐肝捐腎,去救回及延長一段時間,咪最終要去就去?

新鮮人 said...

一件靚牛扒,
食佢時候很享受,
吃飽後也很滿足!

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:講到吃牛扒,要睇是甚麼的靚牛扒,有些吃完一肚氣,因為煎壞了塊靚牛扒。有時吃完好有罪惡感,要做返十個小時的運動。

新鮮人 said...

對牛彈琴!
>.<

the inner space said...

喺囉!新鮮兄,吃牛扒和我這篇 my sister's keeper,講器官骨髓捐贈,有咩嘢關連呢?