by Xavier Symons BioEdge (Australia)
A new American documentary claims to provide damning evidence of the Chinese government's involvement in the force harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience. Hard to Believe, a documentary produced by director Ken Stone, contains extensive interviews with medical experts, political analysts, government officials and civilians who attest to the alleged persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China (subsequent to the banning of the movement in 1999). While controversial, the film has received favourable reviews from respected bioethicists, include NYU Art Caplan, who described it as a "An important, timely and deeply disturbing account of one of the great human rights abuses of our time." The documentary has already premiered in the US, and will be premiering in Australia (Melbourne) on the 18th of August.