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Welcome to the official website for TAINTED, a student documentary about the Canadian Blood Services' ban on "gay blood". Please use the links above to browse the site. Thank you for visiting!

Latest News

May 22, 2013

Canadian Blood Services announced today that they have received approval from Health Canada to reduce the deferral period for MSM donors from indefinite to "in the last five years". You can read the press release on the Canadian Blood Services website here. We are excited to receive this news, as it is a tremendous step forward in policy, and will lead to a new generation of donors able to help save lives.

June 9, 2012

At theFilm Festival on June 2, TAINTED was chosen to be the recipient of both the Critics' Choice Award and the Cultural Relevancy Award! Writer and director Ben Brommell accepted these awards at the TYSFF Awards Gala on June.

May 17, 2012


TAINTED has been chosen as an Official Selection at theFilm Festival! Tickets are for each program, or for all three programs, and are available in advance here, or for at the door on the festival date.

Date: June, 2012
Location: Innis Town Hall, Toronto. [GOOGLE MAP]
More Information: http://www.torontoyouthshorts.ca/

January 30, 2012

The TAINTED press kit is now available. You can download it here, or on our Media page.

January 29, 2012

Addison Wylie over at FilmArmy has dTAINTED. You can see the full review at FilmArmy.org. A transcript of his comments has been posted to our Media page.

December 13, 2011

TAINTED is now complete, and will soon begin being submitted to festivals. Check back soon for upcoming festival information. The first promotional trailer is also now live on Vimeo!

November 16, 2011

The TAINTED website is now live! You can learn more about this upcoming documentary by exploring the website using the navigation bar above.

TAINTED will be released in mid-December 2011.

October 23, 2011