The Global Bioethics Initiative, a non-profit organization with consultative status to the United Nations in New York, held its annual Summer School Program this July. "Hard To Believe" was screened as part of a session on the ethics of organ transplantation, following a presentation by Dr. Damon Noto, Spokesperson for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting.
Some of the feedback from the students was included in a video advertisement for the digital release of "Hard To Believe" in North America in August:
Other feedback from students included:
"One particular documentary that was presented by Dr. Noto, entitled, Hard to Believe, that left many of us in disbelief that organ harvesting occurs in areas of our world at a cost to human lives. It also showed us how it is not difficult for health care professionals to be involved in something that is unethical and not even realize it until later. It gives us moment to pause and
be sure we look at the big picture and be able to defend the vulnerable and undeserved populations of the world."
E. Paljevic, EdD, RN, CPNP, Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing
"One of my favorite lectures was Damon Noto's talk, "Organ Harvesting from Executed Prisoners and Prisoners of Conscience in China". It was followed by a documentary, "Hard to Believe". Together, the lecture and documentary opened my eyes and inspired me to get more involved in foreign and international affairs. "
G. Lewis, Student, Global Bioethics Initiative Summer School Program