Cupertino: BlueLight Cinemas screening film that sheds light on organ harvesting allegations

THE MERCURY NEWS | Kristi Myllenbeck

BlueLight Cinemas, at the Oaks Shopping Center in Cupertino, is hosting a free screening of “Hard to Believe,” a documentary about allegations of forced organ harvesting in China, on Feb. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The screening is sponsored by Friends of Falun Gong, a nonprofit group founded in 2000 by Americans “to support the freedom of belief of persons who practice Falun Gong,” the website reads.

Art Cohen, CEO of BlueLight Cinemas, said the theater welcomes films that bring about discourse.

“We believe that education and entertainment are provided though documentaries that pertain to human rights, environment and social justice matters,” he said in an email to this newspaper. “BlueLight provides a venue to help educate our community regarding these very important issues. We are happy to serve our community in providing the venue for people to learn, discuss and debate in a safe and fun environment.”

According to the Friends of Falun Gong website, the spiritual practice, which was made public in 1992 and is practiced in more than 110 countries, includes adopting the values of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance while performing gentle exercises and meditation. Continue reading