VACCINE AWARENESS MONTH - Catalogue of Science on Vaccine Safety Features Nearly 200 Scientific Papers Never Before Assembled
"The Greater Good could intensify debate around the potential dangers of vaccines." - The Wall Street Journal
FREE Screening presented by
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WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2012
TIME: 7:30 PM (Vaccine Q&A) and 8:00 PM (Movie starts)
Sussex County Fairgrounds
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37 Plains Road
Augusta, New Jersey
SPREAD THE WORD...all parents need to see this SHOCKING documentary
THE GREATER GOOD is a character-driven documentary that explores the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics. The film offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak openly, actively listen and to learn from one another. Mixing verité footage, intimate interviews, 1950s-era government-produced movies and up-to-date TV news reporting, THE GREATER GOOD weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination.
or Immediate Release: September 28, 2012
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Catalogue of Science on Vaccine Safety Features Nearly 200 Scientific Papers Never Before Assembled in One Place
On the Eve of Vaccine Awareness Week, THE GREATER GOOD Film Launches A New Website Featuring Online Viewing, Educational Tools, Research Studies and More
Worldwide~ Sourcing scientific research and information about the safety of vaccines got a bit easier today, with the launch of a new Catalogue of Science containing nearly 200 research studies and other scientific documents never before assembled in one place. Featuring 14 categories with links to abstracts and full text of studies published in peer-reviewed journals, the Catalogue makes it easy for parents and medical professionals alike to connect the dots and navigate the science exploring vaccines. The Catalogue debuted at www.greatergoodmovie.org, and is a cornerstone of the new website for the awarding-winning documentary film THE GREATER GOOD.
Filmmakers Leslie Manookian, Kendall Nelson and Chris Pilaro spent over five years researching and making the film, which follows three families personally impacted by vaccination. Manookian collected research sourced for the film and many additional scientific works to create the Catalogue, which will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available.
“When discussing the issue of vaccines, people often say ‘Show me the science’. But as we learned while researching our documentary, the science can be difficult to find. We’re committed to providing critical scientific research missing from the popular discourse on vaccines, and have brought together dozens of critical pieces on an array of topics to help people become better informed,” Manookian said.
The new website, launching just in time for Vaccine Awareness Week, September 30th through October 6th, also includes a suite of tools for hosting community screenings and a discussion guide with tips for facilitating conversations on the often challenging topic of vaccine safety. The film can be streamed online at the site, and visitors can buy a New Parent Gift Box, which includes a DVD of the film and other great gifts for expectant parents. Also available on the new website are fact sheets including an FAQ and a ‘Fact Check’ which provides links to sources for all the information in the film, for which the filmmakers interviewed experts from all sides of the issue. (A full list of experts is available at http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/about-the-film/experts-in-the-film/ )
“We hope the film will inspire more rational discussions about vaccinations, and serve as a resource for parents, physicians, policy makers and others who want to participate intelligently in the heated national dialogue on vaccines and vaccine safety,” said Kendall Nelson, Producer/Writer of THE GREATER GOOD.
More information and a tour of the Catalogue of Science is available at www.greatergoodmovie.org and the film can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatergoodmovie, and as @greatergoodfilm on Twitter.
What the critics are saying:
“Deftly examined… provocative….film is an effective eye opener.” Los Angeles Times
[Full review at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-capsules-greater-good201... ]
“A new documentary about childhood immunizations, ‘The Greater Good’ could intensify debate around the potential dangers of vaccines.” Anthony Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
[Full review at: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/04/03/film-seeks-to-spur-rational-di... ]
“What’s being said is staggering, especially if you don’t know too much about the science of and politics behind vaccines.” LA Weekly
[Full review at: http://www.laweekly.com/2011-10-13/film-tv/the-greater-good-review/]