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.'

  (L-R) Yulia Tullar, Paulio Shakespeare, and Kay Rubacek, all involved in the documentary “Hard to Believe” during opening night at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Middletown on June 3, 2016.(Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

(L-R) Yulia Tullar, Paulio Shakespeare, and Kay Rubacek, all involved in the documentary “Hard to Believe” during opening night at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Middletown on June 3, 2016.(Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

Rubacek’s company, Swoop Films, produced the film about an alarming topic—the killing of prisoners of conscience in China for their organs.

'The topic’s not new,' she said, 'but many people haven’t paid attention to this kind of thing that’s been going on for so long. We are trying to raise the profile of this issue.'

Tullar, who handles PR for Swoop, works with medical institutions, colleges, and universities across the country, as well as clinical and bio ethicists, to bring awareness to organ harvesting. Tullar is married to Epoch Times Sales Manager Matt Tullar.

She said it is rewarding work.

'I get to see college students and the next generation of doctors becoming aware of this issue, where they take this issue very seriously,' she said.

PBS has been airing the film since last September. Shakespeare, one of the producers, said he was doing a shoot in San Francisco’s Chinatown when a shopkeeper approached him, not knowing Shakespeare had worked on the film.

'This guy started telling me about organ harvesting,' Shakespeare said. 'It was just a guy on the street. He said, ‘Watch this film on PBS.’ I found that really moving when the general public watched it, were moved by it, and started coming to tell people about it.'"

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