Thug Trolls Force Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival To Cancel Vaxxed Screening

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Note: It is a sad shame that we Australian’s are allowing a bunch of gutless, spineless troll thugs to dictate what we can & cannot see at the movies. What are all the Big Pharma shills so scared of & if the film is just a bunch of lies, why all the vicious attacks? what these ridiculous clowns don’t understand is that no press is bad press & all this drama is only going to attract more interest & more people who will want to view the film. 

Since announcing the premiere Australian screening of the controversial film ‘VAXXED’, our community-based film festival has suffered a campaign of highly co-ordinated abuse and intimidation. It has come to the point where members of the CLIFF team feel personally and professionally threatened.

This is unacceptable.

It is a sad reflection on the state of Australian democracy that legitimate questions cannot be raised in a public forum without inciting a campaign of ill-informed and dishonest intimidation.
It is with the utmost regret therefore that CLIFF is compelled, for clear reasons of personal and public safety, to withdraw the screening from the CLIFF 2016 programme.

What can’t be contained however is people’s desire to see the film, and given this controversy, that will eventually happen in much greater numbers.

For the record, ‘VAXXED’ is not an ‘anti-vaccination’ film. It raises potential questions about one specific vaccine. The film makes this clear repeatedly.

A film festival screening, and the accompanying discussion arguing the merits of both sides, is an important contribution to presenting information about this issue so the public can make an informed judgement.

Unfortunately, at this time, Australians will no longer have the opportunity to make that judgement for themselves.

CLIFF’s aim is to present a wide and engaging variety of perspectives. ‘VAXXED’ was just one of those perspectives.

CLIFF has no further comment to offer at this stage.

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Vaxxed pulled from festival

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A controversial anti-vaccination documentary has been withdrawn from the Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival.

The festival committee says it faced a firestorm of abuse after announcingVaxxed would be included in the October event, and last night issued a statement because some members felt “personally and professionally threatened’’.

“This is unacceptable,’’ the statement read. “It is with the utmost regret therefore that CLIFF is compelled, for clear reasons of personal and public safety, to withdraw the screening from the CLIFF 2016 programme,” the statement said.

Vaxxed explores allegations of a cover-up by the US Centre for Disease Control and a link between the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine and autism.

The decision to include the film in the festival drew widespread criticism, including calls from Australia’s peak health association for it to be pulled from the program.

Public Health Association of Australia chief executive Michael Moore said the decision showed a lack of understanding of the impact the film could have on parents.

His sentiments were echoed by Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy, who said it was dangerous to promote a message against vaccination.

“I have no hesitation looking the anti-vaccination movement in the face and condemning what they do as being unsafe, unhelpful and scientifically wrong,” she said.

“We’ve got to keep challenging the anti-science myth pedalling that goes on around vaccination and a film that goes out there to say ‘vaccinations aren’t safe’ is really, really unhelpful, particularly in communities where the vaccination rates are in many circumstances lower than what the state average is.”

The CLIFF committee said it was “a sad reflection on the state of Australian democracy that legitimate questions cannot be raised in a public forum without inciting a campaign of ill-informed and dishonest intimidation”.

“(Vaxxed) raises potential questions about one specific vaccine. The film makes this clear repeatedly,” the statement read.

“A film festival screening, and the accompanying discussion arguing the merits of both sides, is an important contribution to presenting information about this issue so the public can make an informed judgement.

“Unfortunately, at this time, Australians will no longer have the opportunity to make that judgement for themselves.”

Source: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4184033/vaxxed-pulled-from-festival/?cs=80

3 thoughts on “Thug Trolls Force Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival To Cancel Vaxxed Screening

  1. “It is a shame that we Australian”s” .. WHAT ?

    “a fire storm of abuse” .. FROM WHO ?

    “personal & professional threats ” .. HAVE THE POLICE BEEN CALLED TO INVESTIGATE THESE THREATS ?

    WHO ARE THESE .. “GUTLESS, SPINELESS, TROLL THUGS ?” .. if they are persons / they need to be identified to police .. STALKING IS A SERIOUS CRIME .. BULLYING IS A CUSTODIAL SENTENCE .. IF FOUND.
    “yes mate .. you can go to prison for 10 year if you approach .. to bully with intent”

    WHEN YOU SAY .. BIG PHARMA .. WHO EXACTLY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ?

    * Public Health Association of Australia chief executive Michael Moore –
    AND
    * Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy MP Labor –
    ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO SPEAK ON THIS TOPIC ..
    NEITHER HAVE ANY EXPERTISE ON THE COMPLEX AND CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC OF VIROLOGY AND VACCINATION.
    CONSIDERING THE DANGERS AND HARM THAT IS SUSPECTED AS A RESULT OF THE INGREDIENTS OF THESE VACCINATIONS
    AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THESE VACCINATIONS
    THE WHOLE PRACTICE CAN BE SEEN AS RADICAL AND RISQUE ..

    We Australians are too polite .. if your being stalked / harassed / bullied .. call the cops & make a big fuss .. call the media .. scream bloody murder & see what happens .. think about it .. the persons who are doing this to you are dangerous & they could even kill you .. do not be a silent victim ..
    There has been AN EXPENSIVE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – this is yet another form of that very violence .. don’t be a silent victim .. call the police on 000.

    1. Exactly. Could not have said it any better.

      Australian people need to speak UP. Do not be so concerned about why your friends and family Think. Your beliefs and truths are more important than that.
      Do not be afraid to rock the boat, because here in Australia we are getting our rights striped away from us on a daily basis. It will be OK Mate is long gone. WAKE UP.

  2. Her comment, OMG, maths and statistics she has a battle with doesnt she? “”“We’ve got to keep challenging the anti-science myth pedalling that goes on around vaccination and a film that goes out there to say ‘vaccinations aren’t safe’ is really, really unhelpful, particularly in communities where the vaccination rates are in many circumstances lower than what the state average is.””
    Um how do they get an average Jill, ????

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