"Hard To Believe" will have the Gold Coast Premiere, followed by a Q&A panel, on August 12 (Friday), 2016, from 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM (AEST).
Guest speakers on the panel:
- Ethan Gutmann, Award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator (featured in the film)
- Dr Thomas Titus, MBBS, MD, MRCP, D.Phil (Oxford), FRACP Associate Prof & Senior Staff Specialist in Nephrology
- 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM: Start
- 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Screening of Hard to Believe movie
- 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Q&A panel (see below for speaker biographies)
- 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Meet the panel and mingle (light refreshments provided)
Q&A panel speakers
- Ethan Gutmann
Ethan Gutmann, an award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator, is the author of the award winning book 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 Canada, Australia, Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom. A former foreign-policy analyst at the Brookings Institution, Gutmann has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC, and CNBC. His book The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution To Its Dissident Problem was released in 2015.
Ethan is one of three researchers who just released a ground breaking report An Update to Bloody Harvest and The Slaughter. Ethan will give personal insights regarding this new report, which meticulously examines the transplant programs of hundreds of hospitals in China, drawing on media reports, official propaganda, medical journals, hospital websites and a vast amount of deleted websites found in archives. ethan-gutmann.com
- Dr Thomas Titus
Dr Thomas Titus is a Nephrologist at Gold Coast University Hospital as well as in the private sector. He has extensive experience in Nephrology in Australia. His area of particular interest includes diabetic renal disease, chronic kidney disease and transplantation.
- The Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
- Australian Council for Human Rights Education
Local contact: Nina 0424 670 349
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.
Local contact: Nina 0424 670 349
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