Andrew Wakefield reportedly found out late last night about his documentary being pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca, as well as De Niro, initially defended the documentary’s insertion into film lineup; however folded under suspicious circumstances. Now more details are being exposed as Wakefield himself is speaking out. Wakefield is stating that Congressman Bill Posey played a role in getting the picture listed at Tribeca. His (Posey) early influence kept the film in the Tribeca lineup and led to De Niro’s defense of the film. However, it seems after that, an “organization affiliated with the festival” was none-to-happy with the documentary and pressured De Niro into removing the film. Our guess is the organization is a large advertiser, potentially Big Pharma related or even American Express (who was said to have been under fire by pro-vaxxers after the film was announced).
Wakefield intends to press on, according to statements posted on his documentary’s website.
To our dismay, we learned today about the Tribeca Film Festival’s decision to reverse the official selection of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.
Robert De Niro’s original defense of the film happened Friday after a one-hour conversation between De Niro and and Bill Posey, the congressman who has interacted directly and at length with the CDC Whistleblower (William Thompson) and whose team has scrutinized the documents that prove fraud at the CDC.
It is our understanding that persons from an organization affiliated with the festival have made unspecified allegations against the film – claims that we were given no opportunity to challenge or redress. We were denied due process.
We have just witnessed yet another example of the power of corporate interests censoring free speech, art, and truth.
Tribeca’s action will not succeed in denying the world access to the truth behind the film Vaxxed.
We are grateful to the many thousands of people who have already mobilized including doctors, scientists, educators and the autistic community.
We will be pressing forward and sharing our plans in the very near future.
– Andrew Wakefield (Director) and Del Bigtree (Producer)