In a decision that has dredged up the widely debunked link between vaccines and autism, the Tribeca Film Festival plans to screen a film by a discredited former doctor whose research caused widespread alarm about the issue.
The film, “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” is directed and co-written by Andrew Wakefield, an anti-vaccination activist and an author of a study — published in the British medical journal The Lancet, in 1998 — that was retracted in 2010. In addition to the retraction of the study, which involved 12 children, Britain’s General Medical Council, citing ethical violations and a failure to disclose financial conflicts of interest, revoked Mr. Wakefield’s medical license.
On the festival’s website, the biographical material about Mr. Wakefield does not mention that he was stripped of his license or that his Lancet study was retracted. Rather, it says that the Lancet study “would catapult Wakefield into becoming one of the most controversial figures in the history of medicine.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/26/healt ... v=top-news
DeNiro's kid is Autistic so he may not be thinking clearly. It seems to me that this issue relates directly to the de-platforming issue on college campus's. Some don't want the film shown because it promotes a dangerous line of thinking, dangerous to ALL of us. And it is different because they are simply WRONG and while you can have your own opinions, you can't have your own facts.
etc etc. Sound familiar? But this is different.
n.b. I agree that this is different and I would not have given the film publicity.