Perhaps the most controversial and most important documentary film to be released in many years, VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, tells the true story of how corporate and private interests have influenced the medical establishment in regards to vaccines, and are forcing dangerous products and vaccine schedules onto America’s children. Not at all anti-vaccine, the film is clearly pro-good vaccine and pro-responsible vaccine schedules without the tainted decision-making process we presently have.
Directed by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, VAXXED received a tremendous amount of controversy when it was released due to the fact that Robert DeNiro, himself the father of a vaccine damaged child, opted to pull the film from the Tribeca film festival citing the film’s unlikelihood to contribute positively to the debate on vaccines. Since his decision, it has become clear that his move was one of the greatest public relations tricks of all time, as it successfully launched the film into the spotlight, causing a tidal wave of global interest.
Since it’s release and the subsequent controversy, the film has been heralded by many who probably would have never taken the time to watch it if it weren’t for the controversy, and has helped to push this critical issue closer into the spotlight of mainstream awareness.