IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE: Governments killing their own citizens for their political or spiritual beliefs. But it’s never happened like this.
“Hard to Believe” is a serious investigation into one of the most horrifying medical crimes of our time: forced live organ harvesting from tens of thousands of Chinese prisoners of conscience, and the response—or lack of it—around the world.
The issue comes alive through compelling testimonials: a refugee doctor who removed the organs from a living person; an Israeli surgeon who campaigned to end transplant tourism; a crusading human rights lawyer; and a journalist who conducted a 7-year investigation.
Persecution of a Buddhist based spiritual practice, Falun Gong, is integral to the story. Soon after hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners were placed in labor camps by the Chinese government, Chinese hospitals began marketing campaigns to attract transplant tourists, and the lucrative industry has since exploded. An independent investigation estimated that 65,000 prisoners of conscience were killed for their organs over a six-year period, and the practice may be continuing today.
Just as in a murder mystery, you do not see a crime committed. The Hard To Believe documentary presents the evidence, letting viewers decide.