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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.

https://www.ntd.com/undercover-footage-reveals-heartbreaking-persecution-of-falun-gong-practitioners-in-chinas-labor-camps_332565.html

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:

DailyMail

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

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7059781/Undercover-video-shows-brutal-treatment-Falun-Gong-practitioners-inside-Chinese-labor-camps.html

The Western Journal

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

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/brutal-video-smuggled-china-shows-cant-let-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.

BioEdge: New Documentary on Organ Harvesting

BioEdge: New Documentary on Organ Harvesting

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).

BioEdge: New Documentary on Organ Harvesting

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).

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.

News Report: Stars Come to Middletown for Hoboken International Film Festival Opening

Hard To Believe representatives attended Hoboken International Film Festival Opening on June 3, 2016. The event is covered by Epoch Times Orange County. Below is part of the report:

"Those who created and starred in the works presented took to the red carpet to promote their films, TV pilots and documentaries. Kay Rubacek, Yulia Tullar, and Paulio Shakespeare spoke about their documentary, 'Hard to Believe.'

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.  

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".