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Dear Colleague,

You and your staff are invited to a film screening of The Bleeding Edge
and panel discussion on the brutal practice of organ harvesting in China.

A narrative thriller based on true events starring Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin.

TIME:   Monday, Oct. 16, 12pm-2pm

(film screening at 12pm-1:30pm, panel discussion at 1:30pm-2pm)

LOCATION:   2168 Rayburn HOB (Gold Room)

In the early 2000’s, the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project”
aimed to censor and restrict internet access as well as monitor the activities of Chinese citizens.

When a young western tech executive based in China suffers from heart failure on the job, he receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor. Once he discovers the horrific truth behind his operation, he risks his life to help save the next victim and
find redemption.

Panel Discussion: Organ Harvesting in China


Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada 2015 & 2016

Lin has appeared in over 20 films and television productions. She often works at the confluence of activism and acting, playing roles that carry messages of freedom, human rights, and ethics. Her films have received the Gabriel Award for Best Feature Film,
the Mexico International Film Festival’s Golden Palm Award, and the California’s Indie Fest Award of Merit.  Lin also won the Best Leading Actress in a TV Movie at the Leo Awards in 2016 for her role in The Bleeding Edge.  As a model, she’s made appearances
on runways around the world.  When the Chinese government denied her visa to compete in the 2015 Miss World finals in China because of her human rights work, she made headlines worldwide.  Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post,
The Globe and Mail, and other major newspapers.


Matthew Robertson, China Researcher, Human Rights Law Foundation

Matthew Robertson, based in New York City, is a professional translator, human rights researcher, and consultant. He is currently, with Dr. Jacob Lavee, past president of the Israel Transplantation Society, preparing a monograph on China’s organ transplantation
system. This research is supported by the Human Rights Law Foundation, for which he also serves as a researcher on case work. Matthew is also an in-house translator and editor at China Change, a non-profit publication that focuses on human rights and civil
society in China. His writings have been published in ABC’s The Drum, Language Log, Dissent, China Change, and the Los Angeles Review of Books; his translations have been published in The Washington Post, The China Story, and The Globe and Mail.


For more information, please contact Paul Protic at 202 226-3798 or via email at


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