May
6
11:00 am11:00

International Freethought Film Festival

Date: May 6th 2017

Time: 11am-12pm

Address: Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 South Magnolia Ave Orlando, FL 32801

http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2017-International-Freethought-Film-Festival-Schedule.pdf

Link: http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2017-International-Freethought-Film-Festival-Schedule.pdf

http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/schedule/

May
31
Jun 5

The People's Film Festival

Harlem, New York City

http://thepeoplesfilmfestival.com

Purchase early bird tickets here:

http://thepeoplesfilmfestival.com/tickets-early-bird/


Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

The Grand Rapids Film Festival

Date: April 8, 2017

Time: 2:00pm  3:00pm

Address: Wealthy Theatre 1130
Wealthy Street Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49506

Ticket Price: $6

http://www.grfilmfestival.com/calendar/2017/3/5/film-block-2b-documentary-hard-to-believe

Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston
Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston

  • 376 Trapelo Road Belmont, MA, 02478 United States

Hard to Believe will be featured in the GCFFB this year. The Festival will take place from the 9th till the 12th of March .

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.

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.

Please click HERE for more details

Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

Vancouver, BC

Lev Bukhman Theatre Lounge, UBC AMS Student Nest

6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hard-to-believe-screening-tickets-31618935086

https://www.facebook.com/events/1719405958389731

Cupertino Bluelight Cinemas, CA
Feb
8
Feb 9

Cupertino Bluelight Cinemas, CA

  • Cupertino Bluelight Cinemas

A screening will take place in Cupertino's Bluelight Cinemas in the second week of February.

Click here to  get more information.

Bristol Against Forced Organ Harvesting
Jan
25
4:00 pm16:00

Bristol Against Forced Organ Harvesting

  • BS 1 5TR England

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                                                                                                   

 

Speakers will be:

Ethan Gutmann, an award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator, is the author of Losing the New China: A Story of American Commerce, Desire and Betrayal. He has written widely on China issues for publications such as the Wall Street Journal Asia, Investor's Business Daily, Weekly Standard, National Review, and World Affairs journal, and he has provided testimony and briefings to the United States Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, the European Parliament, the International Society for Human Rights in Geneva, the United Nations, and the parliaments of Ottawa, Canberra, Dublin, Edinburgh, and London. A former foreign-policy analyst at the Brookings Institution, Gutmann has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC, and CNBC.

Enver Tohti is an ethnic Uighur from far western China who fled to London after a traumatic experience while working as a surgeon in the 1990s.

San Jose Almaden Branch Library
Jan
21
1:30 pm13:30

San Jose Almaden Branch Library

  • San Jose Almaden Branch Library

There will be a screening of the movie hosted by the Almaden Branch Library in the Program Room. For more information please follow this link.

8 days of Screenings in New Zealand
Jan
18
Jan 25

8 days of Screenings in New Zealand

  • The Wall and Basement Cinema

There will be a screening of the movie every day at the same time and place for over a week.

Details can be found here and in the poster below:

Lido Cinema, Hamilton, New Zealand
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

Lido Cinema, Hamilton, New Zealand

  • Lido Cinema

The award-winning documentary Hard To Believe is screening at the Lido Cinema on Thursday, December 15.

WATCH THE TRAILER

READ FILM SYNOPSIS

Time & Date:

Date: Thursday 15 December 2016
Venue:
Lido Cinema, Centre Place, 501 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Time: 6.00pm, followed by Q&A panel discussion
 

Tickets:

Adult: $16.00

Senior Citizens: $10.00

Student: $13.00

Child: $9.00

Bookings:

Online: http://www.lidocinema.co.nz/movies/11776.php

Ph: 07 838 9010

Co-presented by:

International Coalition to End Organ Pillaging in China (Endorganpillaging.org)


 

Film Synopsis

IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE: Governments killing their own citizens for their political or spiritual beliefs. But it’s never happened like this.

It’s happened so often that the world doesn’t always pay attention. But is economic influence the reason, that this time, it’s going largely unreported? It’s hard to believe that doctors would carve up innocent people so their organs could be sold. It’s even harder to believe that major media are not investigating. Yet it happened tens of thousands of times, and may be happening still.

Hard to Believe is a documentary that examines the issue of forced live organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience, and the response—or lack of it—around the world. Produced by Swoop Films, two-time Emmy Award-winning director/producer, Ken Stone, and Irene Silber. 


Reviews

“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

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

Read more reviews

Nov
22
6:30 pm18:30

Dendy Cinema, Canberra

  • Dendy Cinema

We would like to invite you to the Canberra Premiere of the award-winning documentary "Hard To Believe" at Dendy Cinemas in Canberra Centre on Tuesday 22 November 2016. The event is supported by the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

This is a particularly important event for lawyers as the issue examined is forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China, a topic that has gained international media attention due to a ground-breaking report that was released in June this year. The report found that up to 100,000 transplants are taking place in China each year, which is 10 times the number of transplants claimed by Chinese officials. To see the report please visit: www.endorganpillaging.org/an-update

As you may be aware it is not only those with spiritual beliefs who are persecuted, a large number of lawyers are also imprisoned without a fair trial in the absence of the Rule Of Law. 

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

Join International Human Rights Lawyer and co-author of the new report, David Matas (from the film), ex surgeon from China, Enver Tohti, and member of the Medical Advisory Board of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting In China, Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh in a Q&A session after the film.

We hope you will be interested in attending.  Please feel welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues. 

For more information and to book tickets, please visit: https://hard-to-believe-canberra.eventbrite.com.au

Nov
21
7:30 pm19:30

Civic Theater, Hurstville, AU

"HARD TO BELIEVE" Special Screening in Hurstville, Sydney
—Includes Q&A panel discussion

A documentary film by Two-Time Emmy Award-Winning Director, Ken Stone, on the killing of prisoners of conscience for their organs in China. 

Supported by:

The International Coalition To End Organ Pillaging In China

Hosted by St George Greens and David Shoebridge MLC

Guest Speakers

David Shoebridge MLC:
Member of New South Wales Legislative Council, Greens NSW spokesperson for Justice, Forestry, Industrial Relations, Planning and Heritage, Firearms, and Local Government.

Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh FRACP: 
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Medical Advisory Board Member of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting

Prof Wendy Rogers FRACGP, PhD: 
Professor of Clinical Ethics, Deputy Director of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics

(See further below for detailed speaker biographies)

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

“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

"This film shows us the dark face of human rights abuses, of what can come to pass when individuals are reduced, literally, to the sum of their parts.  The participation of medical practitioners in the harvesting of organs breaches all ethical codes, and is impossible to reconcile with the role of physicians to heal rather than harm."
 ~ Wendy Rogers, Professor of Clinical Ethics, and Deputy Director of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics

FILM SYNOPSIS

IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE: Governments killing their own citizens for their political or spiritual beliefs. But it’s never happened like this.

It’s happened so often that the world doesn’t always pay attention. But is economic influence the reason, that this time, it’s going largely unreported? It’s hard to believe that doctors would carve up innocent people so their organs could be sold. It’s even harder to believe that major media are not investigating. Yet it happened tens of thousands of times, and may be happening still.

Hard to Believe is a documentary that examines the issue of forced live organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience, and the response—or lack of it—around the world. Produced by Swoop Films, two-time Emmy Award-winning director/producer, Ken Stone, and Irene Silber.

For trailer and more info, visit: hardtobelievemovie.com
 

AWARDS

Winner of Best Documentary, 2016 HOBOKEN Film Festival
Winner of Outstanding Achievement, Accolade Global Film Competition 2015 Humanitarian
Winner of Outstanding Achievement, 2015 Global Film Awards Humanitarian Award
Six Awards of Excellence, 2015 Accolade Global Film Competition in the categories of: Documentary Program / Social Change / Religion / Ethics / Health / Medicine
Award of Excellence, 2015 IndieFEST Global Film Award in the categories of Liberation / Social Justice

DETAILED SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: Q&A PANEL

Prof. Maria Fiatarone Singh MD FRACP

Professor Fiatarone Singh is a geriatrician whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve health status and quality of life across the lifespan. She has held the inaugural John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Professorship, Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney since 1999, and has been awarded many grants from the government and other funding bodies to conduct research into exercise and aging. 

She is the founding director of the Fit for Your Life Foundation, an international non-profit organisation, and co founded the STRONG Clinic at Balmain Hospital. She has published extensively in the area of health implications of exercise and nutrition, is actively involved as a Medical Advisory Board member of the international group DAFOH (Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting), and has been actively involved in opposition to the detention of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, leading the group “Doctors and Allied Health Professionals Against the Border Force Act”. 

Prof. Wendy Rogers FRACGP, PhD

Prof. Rogers is a Professor of Clinical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics. She has a long-standing interest in the ethics of organ donation and transplantation.

While a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (2003-2006), she served as deputy chair of the working party responsible for developing the National Health and Medical Research Council’s guidelines for organ and tissue donation. She also served on working parties developing national guidance on donation after circulatory death. Her current research interests include organ donation, research ethics, ethics of surgical practice, and overdiagnosis. Wendy’s work is widely published in international journals and she is the co-editor of a recent collection on Vulnerability (published by Oxford University Press). Professor Rogers recently spoke at the Scottish Parliament on a panel addressing the issue of forced organ harvesting in China. 

For trailers and more information, go to: hardtobelievemovie.com

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ALSO SCREENING AT:

CANBERRA CENTRE (Dendy Cinemas)
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 from 6:30
Dendy Cinemas, Level 2, North Quarter
Canberra Centre 148 Bunda St Canberra, 
ACT 2601 Australia
hard-to-believe-canberra.eventbrite.com.au

Macquarie University, 23 Nov 2016 (Details TBA)