Donald Trump is talking about the trade imbalance between the United States and China. Some have spoken about the lack of civil rights in China—and the fact that China decides what can be on Facebook, Google and the Internet. It is a totalitarian regime—anybody disagree? Now, the abuse of humans has become more specific—China is forcing the harvesting of organs from LIVE people.
“A government killing their own citizens for their political or spiritual beliefs for profit? The crime is so horrific it almost defies belief.
In Hard to Believe, two-time Emmy-award-winner Ken Stone highlights both the atrocity and the world’s lack of response by investigating why a 2014 U.S. House Resolution condemning the crime of forced organ harvesting from tens of thousands of Chinese prisoners of conscience was proposed but never voted on.”
This is a documentary you must see. We need to understand the issue and ask why the State Department and the White House has been silent. See the documentary and get a better understanding of the problem. Silence is no longer an option.
Award-Winning Documentary Investigates One of the Most Horrifying Crimes of Our Time and the World’s Tepid Response
Swoop Films, 8/5/16
A government killing their own citizens for their political or spiritual beliefs for profit? The crime is so horrific it almost defies belief.
In Hard to Believe, two-time Emmy-award-winner Ken Stone highlights both the atrocity and the world’s lack of response by investigating why a 2014 U.S. House Resolution condemning the crime of forced organ harvesting from tens of thousands of Chinese prisoners of conscience was proposed but never voted on.
Stone explains that he was well into his second decade as an independent producer who had never heard of the term “live organ harvesting” when he was first approached by Swoop Films producer, Kay Rubacek, to do a documentary about the subject.
At the time, he had virtually no knowledge of the Chinese spiritual practice called Falun Gong or why its practitioners were targeted by Chinese authorities. Initially skeptical, he soon realized he had stumbled on a gruesome murder mystery that virtually no one was paying attention to – until his film was released on PBS in 2015.
After more than sixty screenings worldwide and eleven awards, Resolution H.R. 343 was unanimously passed in Congress in 2015 condemning organ harvesting in China.
What Daily Mail calls “the first sustained examination into why the world is so willing to turn a blind eye to one of the most catastrophic human rights violations in our time” has now been broadcast on America’s PBS TV stations, translated into 12 languages, and screened in ten countries, including in Parliament House and numerous cinemas, colleges, film festivals, and other venues.
Top U.S. colleges have purchased educational licenses for the film for use in libraries and classrooms, and the film is newly available on iTunes, Google Play, and Vimeo for online streaming or digital download.
Stone comments, “The story I wanted to tell was why no one was paying attention. It reminded me of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., writing about the civil rights era in the United States: ‘History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.’ One of the lessons from Hard to Believe is that so many good people – so many of us – haven’t just been silent, we haven’t even paid attention. I hope this film prompts a few more people to do so.”
Hard to Believe has received the following awards:
- Winner of Best Documentary, 2016 Hoboken International Film Festival;
- Winner of Outstanding Achievement, 2015 Global Film Awards Humanitarian Award;
- Winner of Outstanding Achievement, Accolade Global Film Competition 2015 Humanitarian;
- Six Awards of Excellence from the 2015 Accolade Global Film Competition in the categories of Documentary Program, Social Change, Religion, Ethics, Health, and Medicine;
- 2015 IndieFEST Global Film Award in the categories of Liberation and Social Justice
“Hard to Believe dives into a topic that is utterly disturbing for the medical profession and society in the twenty-first century. The true horror of this crime is summed up in the few words of Chinese surgeon Dr. Enver Tohti: “Remember… nothing happened today.” ~ Torsten Trey, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH)
AUTHOR: Two-time Emmy award-winner Ken Stone spent twenty years in American broadcast newsrooms, the bulk of that time at public television stations. His U.S. national awards include a duPont Silver Baton (Columbia University’s broadcast equivalent of its Pulitzer), an Emmy Award, and a Gabriel Award for The Next Mission (2010) and an Emmy Award for Fundamental Rights: The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act (1992).
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Hard to Believe by Ken Stone; Produced by Ken Stone, Irene Slber, and Kay Rubacek; Swoop Films, LLC; Category: Medical Ethics, Education, Law, Philosophy, Human Rights, Home DVD: 978-0692522844, $19.99; Availability: DVD (Comes with bonus 32-page full-color film booklet) HardtoBelieveMovie.com; Digital Online Streaming (VOD Video on Demand): iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vimeo