Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 7:30 PM
There will be special guest speakers after the movie for Q&A.
Playing at the Regent 8 Theatre
64 S. Main Street Norwalk, CT
For tickets please go to:
Please note tickets are $11.00 and we have already reached our minimum required ticket sales so we are expecting to sell out!
NOTE: This movie will be where we meet for our
August Holistic Moms Meeting in Fairfield County
(since the meeting happens to fall on the same night)
so members I hope you can join us and please purchase your tickets in advance.
When the film was announced for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, documentarian Penny Lane wrote a virally-circulated letter condemning its inclusion in the lineup. Although festival head Robert De Niro defended the film’s inclusion in a statement on March 25, 2016 (as he andGrace Hightower have an autistic son), the film was pulled from the line-up the next day on Tribeca’s Facebook page.
Director Andrew Wakefield wrote the study printed in the scientific journal “The Lancet”, which started the controversy between vaccines and autism. This study was later redacted by The Lancet, and Wakefield lost his medical license as a result.
In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC. Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens. Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime. – Written by Cinema Libre Studio