Andrew Wakefield Responds To ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’ Getting Axed By Robert De Niro And Tribeca Film Festival

Andrew Wakefield’s Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe managed to stir up controversy in two worlds that rarely overlap — both the film and medical communities.

The anti-vaccination documentary, written and directed by Andrew, was set to play at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, but it caused quite an uproar with an unknown party associated with the festival. Robert De Niro, one of the festival’s founders, released a statement on Saturday saying that they had reconsidered Vaxxed and decided to pull Wakefield’s film, according to The New York Times.

“My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But after reviewing it over the past few days with the Tribeca Film Festival team and others from the scientific community, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for.

The Festival doesn’t seek to avoid or shy away from controversy. However, we have concerns with certain things in this film that we feel prevent us from presenting it in the Festival program. We have decided to remove it from our schedule.”

Will you be checking out Andrew Wakefield’s Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe?

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