Note that Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) was instrumental in persuading De Niro to include Wakefield’s documentary in the Tribeca Film Festival.
From: Sheri Nakken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [VaxActivists] Statement from Andrew Wakefield on VAXXED film being pulled
Date: March 27, 2016 at 12:35:39 PM EDT
Saturday, March 26, 8:30pm PST
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), Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe