"Hard To Believe" to Show at Hoboken International Film Festival on June 4th

“Hard To Believe” will be screened on Saturday, June 4th, at 2 PM, at the Hoboken International Film Festival (HIFF) in Middletwon, NY.

Venue address

Paramount Theater (map), 17 S. St., Middletown, NY, 10940.

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Press Release:

For Immediate Release:

“Hard to Believe,” But All Too Real: Orange County Film Company Exposes Crime of Executing Political Prisoners for their Organs at the Hoboken International Film Festival

(Middletown NY) (5/25/2016) – “Hard to Believe ,” an award-winning documentary produced by Orange County company, Swoop Films, and directed by Emmy Award-winning director, Ken Stone, will be screening at the Paramount Theater, 17 South Street Middletown NY on June 4th at 2pm as part of the Hoboken
International Film Festival
. The hour-long film exposes the widespread Chinese government practice of
executing political prisoners and selling their organs to “transplant tourists.”

“Hard to Believe” is a serious investigation into one of the most horrifying human rights abuses of our time. The murder of prisoners of conscience in China and the sale of their organs to foreign patients, comes to life through personal stories, including an author’s 7-year investigation and a surgeon’s confession.

“Seeing the film on the big screen in the local area at the beautiful Paramount Theater is exciting,” says Swoop Films producer, Kay Rubacek. “The screening date is no coincidence either. June 4th is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, where the communist regime slaughtered thousands of innocent students.”

Investigators estimate that up to 10,000 prisoners of conscience have been killed annually for the sale of their organs after 2001, when China’s prison population exploded after the Chinese Communist Party began persecuting any citizen practicing the Falun Gong spiritual discipline.

Leading U.S. ethicist and Founding Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU, Arthur Caplan, PhD. says the film, “Hard To Believe” , is "an important, timely, and deeply disturbing account of one of the great human rights abuses of our time.”

“Hard to Believe” is currently being broadcast on PBS stations across America, is playing in film festivals
around the world, and translated into nine languages. DVDs are available for purchase from the film website.

Director, Ken Stone and producer, Kay Rubacek, are available for interviews. A private screening link of the
film for review purposes is available to media upon request.

The Hoboken International Film Festival runs from June 3-9. Tickets are available at: