Human Harvest (aka Davids and Goliath)
HUMAN HARVEST ( aka DAVIDS AND GOLIATH)
Written and Directed by Leon Lee.
Produced by Leon Lee, Jason Loftus and Raymond Zhang
Edited by Domenico Cutrupi
Music by Daryl and Eli Bennett
A Flying Cloud Production
Nobel Peace Prize nominees David Matas and David Kilgour investigate the organ harvesting trade in China and uncover one of the world’s worst crimes against humanity. The film is artfully directed by Leon Lee of Flying Cloud Productions who is on a mission to creating thought-provoking and entertaining film, television and digital media for audiences worldwide. Flying Cloud Productions is known to explore topics vital to understanding modern-day China, and bring to life fascinating and dramatic stories that couldn’t be told within Chinese borders. Davids and Goliath focuses on the enormous efforts from David Matas, human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, former Member of Canadian Parliament and former Secretary of State). It also contains interviews with a number of patients who received transplanted organs in China. In March 2006, two witnesses testified against Sujiatun, a secret concentration camp in China for its involvement in the systematic organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. More testimonies followed afterwards. Matas and Kilgour conducted independent investigations, and published a report in July 2006. Their research continued as additional evidence became available. The third version of their report was published in 2009 with the title Bloody Harvest. Experts estimate that about 65,000 Falun Gong practitioners became victims of organ harvesting between 2000 and 2008. This was supported by China’s rapid increase of transplantation surgeries, whose organ source couldn’t be explained by death row prisoners. Horrifyingly, these organs are often “harvested” while the patients are still alive under inhumane and torturous conditions. (TheIndieFest.com)