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Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016)

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A documentary alleging that the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed data on their 2004 study that allegedly showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.






Credited cast:
... Himself
Mark F. Blaxill ... Himself
Michaela Blaxill ... Herself
Baxter Burrowes ... Himself
Cruz Burrowes ... Himself
Dan Burton ... Himself
Jack Devereux ... Himself
Nick Devereux ... Himself
Tyler Dewitte ... Himself
Lou Ealey ... Himself
Sheila Ealey ... Herself
Temple Ealey ... Himself
Ali Edwards ... Herself
Jonathon Edwards ... Himself
Michael Edwards ... Himself


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 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... Written by Cinema Libre Studio

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The film they don't want you to see




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Release Date:

6 April 2017 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

VAXXED - Die schockierende Wahrheit  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,339, 3 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$164,982, 1 May 2016
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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 and Grace Hightower have an autistic son), the film was pulled from the line-up the next day on Tribeca's Facebook page. See more »


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Written by Francesco Lupica
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Vaxxed is an insult to actually autistics
5 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Actually autistic here and NOT damaged by vaccines. Also living with the lifelong effects of rubella exposure in the womb. But that's just it. Rubella exposure in the womb can kill or disabled children and affect their entire lifespan. They want to damage the autistics more by making people think we are damaged which makes it even harder for those might be more on the mild or moderate scale to become gainfully employed. Their hate speech against autistics and those who were harmed by the vaccine preventable diseases themselves is beyond disgusting. And they are using a man's opinions that were proved thousands of times over to be blatantly FALSE. Oh, and if you want to create a for-profit "film" that is full of lies, expect the backlash from those who are most harmed by it - the autistics themselves. Those who have beat all odds through intensive therapy and intervention to get to where they are - smarter than you think and aware that their autism is not damage. We must change the rhetoric of hate.

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