Educational Licenses

Dr. Arthur Caplan
[Hard To Believe is] an important, timely and deeply disturbing account of one of the great human rights abuses of our time.
— Dr. Arthur Caplan, PhD, Founding Director of the Division of Medical Ethics, NYU
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Also including a study guide, this illuminating, often deeply unsettling PBS-aired documentary is highly recommended.
— Video Librarian, The Video Review Magazine for Libraries, Vol. 31

Educational licenses are available for the award-winning documentary film, HARD TO BELIEVE, by Emmy Award-winning director, Ken Stone.

Essential viewing for studies in:

  • Medical Ethics / Bioethics
  • Organ Transplantation
  • International Politics and Law
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Asian Studies

 

HARD TO BELIEVE is 56 minutes long and broken into chapters for ease of use in the classroom. 

I have shown shocking documentaries about human rights abuses in my World Geography classes before, but what I liked about ‘Hard to Believe’ is that it addresses the shock itself, and the fact that it is so hard to believe that we don’t want to tell anyone about it. My students were riveted to their seats until the end.
— Lance F. Howard, PhD Senior Lecturer of Geography, Clemson University

Recommended by the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry:

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This documentary is extremely important for those involved in organ donation and transplantation, human rights, healthcare, ethics, and the law.
— Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
The credentials of the interviewed experts are impeccable.
— Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

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Educational licenses are $300 (plus shipping) and include:

  • Public performance rights
  • Digital rights for the institution* 
  • A screening DVD
  • Classroom sets of the Study and Discussion Guides also available 

*Digital Rights are included with each educational license, which allow you to host the film on a single password protected server for educational use. The license is valid for the life of the file but can not be shared or transferred between organizations. Organizations are responsible for their own encoding from the provided DVD.

Don't want to pay online? Click here to download an order form to purchase an educational license for your institution.


Also available for online streaming at your school via Kanopy

Also available for online streaming at your school via Kanopy

Or purchase your educational license from Action Media Services

Or purchase your educational license from Action Media Services


Watch the trailer of Hard To Believe:

Watch an exclusive clip from Hard To Believe:

The first sustained examination into why the world is so willing to turn a blind eye to ‘one of the most catastrophic human rights violations in our time’.
— Daily Mail

One-time screening licenses are also available for events.

Don't want to pay online? Click here to download an order form to purchase an educational license for your institution.


Film Stills

Enver Tohti, the surgeon who caused the death of a prisoner in China by removing his vital organs. (Credit: Swoop Films)

Ethan Gutmann, the American human rights author who conducted a 7-year investigation into organ harvesting. (Credit: Swoop Films)

Surviving prisoners of conscience, whose attempts to capture the attention of a compassion-fatigued public have met with cultural and social barriers. (Credit: Swoop Films)

Dr. Jacob Lavee, a transplant surgeon inspired by his Holocaust survivor father to change the law and stop Israelis from complicity in the crime of organ harvesting. (Credit: Swoop Films)

HARD TO BELIEVE movie poster (Credit: Swoop Films)

Credits

  • Directed and Produced by Ken Stone and Irene Silber
  • Produced by Kay Rubacek and Swoop Films
  • Cinematography by Robert Davidson and Mathias Magnason
  • Edited by Mathias Magnason
  • Music by Dafydd Cooksey

Don't want to pay online? Click here to download an order form to purchase an educational license for your institution.