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Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston

Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston

The Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston (GCFF) in partnership with Worldwide Cinema Frames Studios/Films and under the direction of Multiple Award Winning Documentarian Raouf J. Jacob and Award Winning Executive Producer Lara M. Moreno are committed to bringing the best of Global Cinema and cinematography to Boston.

Bristol Against Forced Organ Harvesting

There will be a screening of the film in Bristol, England on Wednesday, the 25th of January, 2017 from 16:00 till 18:00. It is hosted by Bristol Against Forced Organ Harvesting and it will be held at: 

The Conference Room, City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR, UK

Get in touch: BristolAFOH@zsr.org.uk

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Thanks to many amazing organizers, Hard To Believe has now screened in 11 countries and is busy with theatrical premieres across Australia this week with more screenings coming up in New Zealand, Japan, Norway, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.

Global Bioethics Initiative Screening in Manhattan

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.

Good Crowd to Chinese Organ Harvesting Documentary

Organizers were pleased with the interest in a screening of a documentary on the persecution of Falun Gong screened in Swan Hill at the weekend.

A crowd of about 40 people attended the screening of Hard To Believe last Sunday and organizer Lisa Zhang was happy with the turnout and community response with the film.

U.S. Government Hearing: Organ Harvesting, An Examination of A Brutal Practice

Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, and the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

2:00 pm, June 23, 2016 in Room 2200, Rayburn House Office Building: “Organ Harvesting: An Examination of a Brutal Practice”

Winner of Best Documentary at Hoboken International Film Festival

"Hard To Believe" won the Best Documentary award at the 2016 Hoboken International Film Festival. The awards ceremony was held in the historic Paramount Theater in Middletown New York, with hundreds of audience in attendance. The documentary award was sponsored by Mid-Hudson News.

Hard To Believe Interviewed by “Renaissance Man” on WTBQ

Swoop Films producer Kay Rubacek was interviewed by the Chairman of the Hoboken International Film Festival, Kenneth Del Vecchio on WTBQ about the upcoming screening of "Hard To Believe" at the Hoboken international film festival on June 4, at 2 PM at the Paramount Theater in Middletown New York. 

News Report: Local Documentary ‘Hard to Believe’ to Show at HIFF in Middletown

“I had stumbled on a gruesome murder mystery.”

— Ken Stone, Director, Hard to Believe

“This is the most destructive thing you can do to a society, to take their most trusted members…and turn them into these monsters.”

— Ethan Gutmann, Investigative Journalist

 

"'Hard to Believe' is coming to the Hoboken Film Festival on June 4, the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre where government forces killed hundreds of peaceful democracy protesters in its main square.

The film follows the trail of Gutmann’s investigation as he begins to unravel the crime that no one wants to admit is happening.

In the documentary 'Hard to Believe,' Investigative reporter Ethan Gutmann recalls the first time he sat down with Falun Gong practitioners who escaped from labor camps and prisons in China.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual practice with several meditative exercises. First introduced to the public in China in 1992, it began to be persecuted in China in 1999 because of its widespread popularity and belief in the divine, something China’s Communist Party has tried hard to stamp out.

The Falun Gong practitioners he spoke to told him about their torture while imprisoned. Hidden within their horrific accounts was the phrase 'physical exam.' Wait a minute, Gutmann thought to himself. Physical exams? Why? And why only on Falun Gong adherents?

The Falun Gong practitioners he spoke to did not understand his interest in the exams. 'I’ve been tortured in the most horrible ways,' they told him, as if to say this was the least relevant part of their story."

Read the full report online by Epoch Times Orange County.  

Hard To Believe at the 12th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation

On May 19-22, 2016, Hard To Believe attended the 12th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC) in Washington, D.C., to help raise awareness of Chinese Community Party's killing of prisoners of conscience, mainly Falun Gong practitioners, for the sale of their organs.

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Review of "Hard To Believe"

A review of Hard To Believe has been published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, "an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for different disciplinary perspectives on ethical, cultural and social issues in medicine, healthcare, life sciences and biotechnology".