[For background to this important film, please see:
CDC Scientist: ‘We scheduled meeting to destroy vaccine-autism study documents’
EXCLUSIVE WORLD FESTIVAL PREMIERE
Sunday, April 10, 7:00 & 9:15pm – Historic Marion Theatre
Panel Discussion – Sunday, April 10 – 1:00pm – Brick City Center for the Arts
OCALA, FL (April 5, 2016) Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe has been awarded the laurel for Festival Director’s Special Selection at the 3rd annual Silver Springs International Film Festival, Ocala, Florida.
The film, which highlights explosionary accusations by Center’s for Disease Control Senior Scientist Dr. William Thompson (aka the #CDCWhistleblower), reveals compelling evidence that the CDC manipulated, misled the public and destroyed significant data linking Autism to the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella).
Thompson’s findings are a direct contradiction to the CDC’s and the federal government’s guidelines for vaccinations, which since the late ‘80s when pharmaceutical companies were given immunity from liability has escalated to include 49 doses of vaccines by the age of five.
Autism, if allowed to continue to rise at the current rate in the United States, puts the U.S. population at 1 in 2 children with an autism diagnosis by the year 2032. A controversial subject among parents who have been polarized by the ongoing vaccine/autism debate, the U.S. Government has continued to dismiss the connection while simultaneously offering no solution.
That polarized debate is partially why VAXXED, which was originally selected by Academy Award- Winner© Robert De Niro for his Tribeca Film festival, was removed just days later in a swirl of controversy. Since then, public demand for the filmed has exploded.
Ocala is the first film festival to receive it internationally.
BY JB HANDLEY April 7, 2016
https://medium.com/@jbhandley/backfire-how-a-pharma-funded-listserv-and-censorship-are-turning-the-movie-vaxxed-into-a-53b7c849a13f#.xkqdqqalsEXCERPT:Vaxxed has been accepted to the Silver Springs International Film Festival down in Florida. Responding to an agitated Facebook post, the head of the festival struck a very different tone:
I trust you have seen the film. And I appreciate your concern for our festival. And I trust in the relationships that we have built over the last 4 years — with our community, its businesses and leaders, students and teachers and friends from around the world. But the most important relationship we have in our city and our festival is our relationship with the 1st Amendment which protects our freedom of speech and expression.
Based on your statement, I have to wonder if you and some of the folks writing about this film have indeed seen it — and not through the filter of personal agendas. Our only agenda is, “Good films deserve to be seen. And people have a right and need for access to every side of the story and the freedom to make their own decision, with their own physicians, regarding their children. If the film turns out to be misinformation then I trust that we will have supported the bigger conversation that will bring that to light. If it is proven to be fact, we will have been part of a conversation that could positively impact many lives.
You may choose to paint our festival in any light you wish, but now you have the truth from the horse’s mouth — we do not censor and we do not represent any one’s agenda. We present good films and trust our audiences to use that information in a powerful way that will serve their best interests and inform their conversations!
If you, or anyone you know, has not seen the film yet, I invite you to join us and bring your knowledge and expertise to the table and enrich our community. Thank you for caring!
Greg Thompson, Festival Director
Silver Springs International Film Festival
Forbes/Robbins claim there is no evidence. Reality? Vaxxed is chock-full of it.
Willingham quotes Rebecca Robbins of Stat, saying, “Vaxxed also advanced, but provided no evidence for, a conspiracy theory which has been circulating for about two years among anti-vaccine activists and concerned parents.” Um… Rebecca, were you sleeping during the film? They had and showed the actual documents from the Whistleblower coming straight from the CDC. These very documents are in the hands of [Florida] Congressman Posey, where you can access them too. Of course, no one counts the many families in the film sharing their stories of how their children suddenly changed right after receiving the MMR, because you know, they don’t count (total sarcasm, can you tell I’m frustrated with people like this?).
Forbes conveys that there are few reviews and they are not positive. Reality: Filmgoers have been writing rave reviews.
[Sarasota-based US journalist Sharyl Attkisson]Wright writes of his grandson: “Right after he got the standard one-year vaccinations, he developed a very high fever and screamed for hours. Katie [his daughter] was so frightened she called her husband to come home from work and they put the baby in an ice bath to bring down the fever. When they called the doctor they were told the reaction was completely normal.” It’s a common story for parents who say their children developed autism after a similar vaccine reaction. Although it’s commonly misreported that a link has been “debunked,” the government has acknowledged brain damage and other injuries are rare results of vaccination (it’s disclosed on warning labels), autism is listed as a possible adverse event on at least one vaccine warning label, a top CDC immunization official has acknowledged to me in an interview that vaccines may rarely “trigger” autism, a current CDC senior scientist has blown the whistle on an alleged institutional government coverup that he participated in to downplay the link between vaccines and autism in African American boys, many autism vaccine injury cases have been conceded and paid by the government in federal vaccine court, and many peer-reviewed scientific studies support the idea of a link.
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