The World Premiere of a new feature documentary on vaccination, “The Greater Good,” will be held in the Angelika Film Center at the Dallas Film Festival on April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2011. On Sunday at Noon, there will be a special panel roundtable discussion on a proposed Texas state bill mandating meningitis vaccine for all college students.
The 82-minute movie has been produced by award winning film directors, editors, animators and photographers and has been nominated by the Dallas Film Festival for the Silver Heart Award and the Target Documentary Competition. The film will also be screened at Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson on April 12; at Lincoln Center in New York City in May and at Autism One in Chicago on May 26.
Bringing the Bigger Picture Into Focus
The storyline for “The Greater Good” movie centers on three families, whose lives have been changed by vaccine reactions, and features interviews with pediatricians, public health officials, scientists, consumer activists, attorneys and vaccine developers. NVIC’s work and perspective on vaccine safety and informed consent issues is included in the film. In a statement of purpose, film producers Leslie Manookian Bradshaw, Kendall Nelson and Chris Pilaro, said “These days, vaccination ranks alongside religion and politics as one of those subjects “not to discuss around the Thanksgiving table.” The Greater Good aims to change that. The film takes a step back from the recent divisiveness, discusses the issue’s complexity and nuances, and brings the bigger picture into focus. We strive to create a safe space to bring rational and reasonable ideas back to this important discussion.” Click here to read more.