Swoop Films Makes the News (June 2019 Newsletter)

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You've heard about the allegations of forced organ harvesting in China through reports and via our documentary film "Hard To Believe.” We are relieved to give you an update that the Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience in China, after 12 months of reviewing testimonies and thousands of pages of evidence, has come to its final verdict. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is to be held guilty for its crimes against humanity.

"Hard To Believe” Film Submitted as Evidence of the Chinese Communist Party’s $1billion Genocidal Industry of Forced Organ Harvesting

To view a briefing of the tribunal, click on the image above

To view a briefing of the tribunal, click on the image above

Our film “Hard To Believe” had been used as evidence against the Chinese Communist Party in its mass killing of prisoners of conscience. The tribunal’s final verdict was that China under the Chinese Communist Party was a “criminal state” and that mass killings of innocent civilians were taking place to sell their organs.

The verdict of the tribunal and its findings are hoped to be used to urge international organizations to take action.

New Tang Dynasty Television Highlights Viral FOX Report

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New Tang Dynasty Television showcased the viral FOX report about Yifei Wang and her family. Undercover Footage from 'Finding Courage' has given millions in the report an inside look into China’s labor camp system.


Dailymail.com and The Western Journal Report on 'Finding Courage'

Thank you Dailymail and The Western Journal for your report on Yifei Wang’s story and ‘Finding Courage!’ Below are links to the articles:


Disturbing undercover video shot by a survivor's husband reveals the brutal treatment of Falun Gong followers inside a Chinese labor camp where many have died from alleged torture


The Western Journal

Brutal Video Smuggled out of China Shows Why We Can’t Let It Win


EXCLUSIVE: ‘Finding Courage’ teaser video worldwide premiere at The BL

“The film exposes the struggles of the family that is split between China and America, and the risks they take as the try to expose what really happens in China’s labor camps and justice system to people who want nothing more than to express their beliefs.”

Special Report on FOX 11 News on Yifei Wang and 'Finding Courage'

The shocking FOX 11 report on Yifei Wang and the persecution of Falun Gong is out. Director Kay Rubacek from Swoop Films is interviewed in the report about producing 'Finding Courage,' our next film about Yifei and her family's ordeal. This story will be presented at the Republican National Committee next spring.

At the Holocaust Memorial in San Francisco


We wanted to share with you a behind-the-scenes photo of our crew at our latest shoot for our film "Finding Courage". We filmed the main character of the film (Yifei) at the Holocaust Memorial in San Francisco - it reminds her of her sister who was killed in a labor camp by the Chinese Communist regime, as well as many of her friends who were also killed, imprisoned, or are living as fugitives in China today to avoid arrest for standing up for their faith. The dehumanization and persecution of large groups of Chinese citizens by the regime is still going on now.

The Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting From Prisoners Of Conscience In China has been initiated by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse In China (ETAC).

Condemnation of the Chinese Communist Party for its forced organ-harvesting of prisoners of conscience is growing internationally. Many survivors of Chinese labor camps and human rights lawyers among others provided evidence and gave testimony throughout the tribunal which lasted several days. The tribunal, led by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, a world-renowned lawyer and professor of law stated of the evidence given, “We, the tribunal members are all certain, unanimously, and sure beyond all reasonable doubt that in China, forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practiced for a substantial period of time, involving a very substantial number of victims.”

The 2016 report “Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter: An Update” published by David Kilgour, David Matas and Ethan Gutmann who were a part of our film Hard To Believe which sheds light on forced organ harvesting in China gave statistics pointing to genocide with between 60,000 and 100,000 organ transplants per year from Falun Gong, Uyghurs, Tibetans, and House Christians who are specifically targeted groups whose members are killed for their organs. This tribunal may be one of the most significant events to date by the international community to address and hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its crimes against humanity.

Watch Sir Geoffrey Nice’s closing remarks below:


Medical Professor: Killing People for Organs Is Below the Bottom Line

The documentary Hard to Believe was screened at the University of Miami on the evening of November 1. The documentary offers proof that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is killing Falun Gong practitioners for their organs. Medical professors at the university are condemning the barbaric practice.

Review of Ken Stone, Irene Silber, and Kay Rubacek’s Hard to Believe by Agnes Films

Hard to Believe is a foray into the relatively unseen world of organ harvesting. What the film does best is introduce viewers to the topic and generate an awareness of the issue. As awareness of the topic does increase, the film directors can take credit for creating a megaphone through which the topic is amplified. Certainly, the film is posed to spur further international conversations and legislation around the practice of human organ harvesting.

Independent people’s tribunal is established to investigate forced organ harvesting in China

At the initiative of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse In China (ETAC) an independent Tribunal has been established to inquire into forced organ harvesting from, amongst others, prisoners of conscience in China. The Tribunal expects to publish its findings in early-mid 2019.

Hard to Believe Well Received in Utah

Salt Lake Community College featured "Hard To Believe" in their "Movies That Matter" event series this week followed by a panel discussion after the screening with Dr. Weldon Gilcrease, representative of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting; Winston Liu, a former prisoner of conscience in China; and Kay Rubacek, Swoop Films producer.

School Library Journal: "A Convincing and Compelling Case"

School Library Journal: "A Convincing and Compelling Case"

This horrifying expose of China’s practice of organs from prisoners of conscience, a practice denied by the Chinese government, is based on reporting by author Ethan Gutmann (The Slaughter). It is corroborated by global experts in human rights, medical ethics, and transplant surgery, making a convincing and compelling case.