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.

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Andrew Wakefield

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Credited cast:
Del Matthew Bigtree ... Self
Mark F. Blaxill Mark F. Blaxill ... Self
Michaela Blaxill Michaela Blaxill ... Self
Baxter Burrowes Baxter Burrowes ... Self
Cruz Burrowes Cruz Burrowes ... Self
Dan Burton ... Self
Jack Devereux Jack Devereux ... Self
Nick Devereux Nick Devereux ... Self
Tyler Dewitte Tyler Dewitte ... Self
Lou Ealey Lou Ealey ... Self
Sheila Ealey ... Self
Temple Ealey Temple Ealey ... Self
Ali Edwards Ali Edwards ... Self
Jonathon Edwards Jonathon Edwards ... Self
Michael Edwards Michael Edwards ... Self
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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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cdc | vaccine | mmr | government | autism | See All (17) »

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The film they don't want you to see

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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. However, the distributor, Cinema Libre Studio, managed to book the film into the Angelika Film Center, NYC, where VAXXED was not only shown for two weeks, from April 1 to April 15, instead of the previously planned single showing on the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival, April 23, but where the eight o'clock showing was followed by a panel discussion with Andrew Wakefield, Brian Hooker, Del Matthew Bigtree, and Polly Tommey, an autism parent and founder of the magazine 'The Autism File'. See more »

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December 2014 news clip 1: In California the worst measles outbreak in 15 years is spreading...
December 2014 news clip 2: The virus is roaring back into the headlines tonight, and outbreak somehow traced to...
December 2014 news clip 3: ...someone who had probably caught measles abroad, visited Disneyland, and may have sneezed.
December 2014 news clip 4: Measles on the march in America!
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Let It Be Known Calling All Angels
Written by Francesco Lupica
Performed by Francesco Lupica
Courtesy of Wonderment Music
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This movie is ridiculous
6 May 2016 | by kinkemamSee all my reviews

It is an outright lie that there is any link to autism and vaccines. To say otherwise is downright disrespectful to those with autism and only serves to ruin the progress made by vaccinations preventing horrible diseases in modern times. The "doctor" that has published the results of a link to autism is a fraud, a crook, and a terrible human being. He would be the laughing stock of the scientific world if his writings were not so incredibly dangerous. The claims that this movie makes about any cover up are also false, along with the notion that vaccines have not been tested. Vaccines for children are quite literally the most tested chemicals on the face of the earth with an astounding amount of evidence indicating very, very few complications while preventing some of the most vile and deadly diseases.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,339, 3 April 2016

Gross USA:

$1,163,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,163,265
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