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Viewers of Documentary “Human Harvest” at Stanford Condemn the Organ Harvesting Crimes

May 28, 2017 |   By Minghui correspondent Wang Ying

(Minghui.org) The 74th Peabody Award-winning documentary Human Harvest was screened at Stanford University on May 23, 2017. Dozens of viewers, including retired judges, lawyers, and students, watched the movie, which exposes the state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Documentary screening

The documentary, themed around evidence collected by two Canadian human rights activists, David Kilgour and David Matas, substantiates the existence of forced organ harvesting in China and the huge profits in the organ market.

After the screening, David Kilgour and a representative from Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) answered questions from the audience.

Retired judge Quentin Kopp believes that the United Nations should take action to stop this crime.

The crimes exposed in the film reminded Judge Kopp of the Nazi's genocide. The retired judge said more people should watch the documentary, as no one should ignore the issue. Judge Kopp also suggested that people talk to their representatives and ask them to pass resolutions to condemn this crime.

Judge Kopp believes the Communist Party's tyrannical nature is the fundamental reason for the persecution of Falun Gong, a peaceful spiritual group.

Kapa Lenkov and her son Ivan Lenkov were shocked by the brutality revealed by the film.

Kapa had heard about forced organ harvesting, but was still astonished by the scale of the crime. Her son, Ivan, was surprised that so many people still remain silent while so much evidence has been exposed. The mother and son said they will tell more of their friends about what they learned tonight.

Lawyers Janice Leyrer and Richard Weisberg were both horrified, and believe that more people need to know about the atrocities, and more action needs to be taken.

Chinese student Ms. Shi said that she believes forced organ harvesting exists in China. She said, “No matter what, this should not happen. Chinese people should have the basic human rights, no matter what you believe. Even animals should not be treated this way, how can you harvest organs from a person that is still alive? I believe those murderers will one day be brought to justice.

Dr. Shaheen Mokhtari from University of California, San Francisco, could not believe that such brutal crimes still exist in the 21st century.

Dr. Mokhtari said that her heart was broken when watching the movie. As a fan of qigong, she is interested in learning Falun Gong, and did the exercises with practitioners after the screening.

Before the screening, DAFOH held a press conference in front of San Francisco’s city hall, calling on the California state government to pass a law banning “organ travel” to China.

David Kilgour said at the press conference that the argument around the existence of the forced organ harvesting in China is no longer necessary, as the evidence is clear. He believes it is the time to pass laws to help stop it.

Another four screenings of Human Harvest were held in the state capitol, UC San Francisco campus, and Opera Plaza Cinema on May 24-25.