Full House Screening in New Zealand

"Hard To Believe" had its theatrical premiere at the Paramount Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand, on the evening of August 16, 2016, with a full-house audience followed by a question and answer session with the panelists:

  • Marama Davidson, Member of Parliament (MP) of the Green Party, moderator
  • Ethan Gutmann (featured in the film) - Award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator 
  • Dr Jacob Lavee (featured in the film) - President of the Israel Transplantation Society, Director of the Heart Transplantation Unit, Deputy Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Leviev Heart Center of the Sheba Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Israel 
  • Dr Angela Ballentyne - President of the International Association of Bioethics and the ethics member of the New Zealand Central Ethics Committee
  • Jaya M Gibson - Investigative Journalist & Communications Consultant who has advised NGO’s, government and private organizations in Europe, the USA, Asia & New Zealand for the last 16 years

See detailed speaker biographies.

Audience Comments:

“We noticed that resolution H.Res 343 passed in the U.S. Congress. It is an important step to recognize the Communist Party's crime of live organ harvesting. The live organ harvesting must stop. I believe that New Zealand parliament shall pass a similar resolution.”

~ Human rights lawyer, Kerry Gore

Organ harvesting is “intolerable, completely wrong, and a grave trampling of human rights.”

~ Dame Margaret Sparrow, doctor

“As a doctor, I will convince politicians with my profession. I hope that a code like that in Israel can be passed in New Zealand to make organ transplantation touring to China illegal.”

~ Ben Gray, doctor