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A ‘timely’ documentary on rise of the anti-vaxx movement is set to hit screens, The Manc

A ‘timely’ documentary on rise of the anti-vaxx movement is set to hit screens

The documentary will include interviews with leading experts on the anti-vaxx movement.

A new “timely and important” feature-length documentary delving into the rise of the anti-vaccination movement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been commissioned by Channel 4.

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The documentary – which is currently known under the working title, The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement – is set to explore the origins and growth of the anti-vaccination movement, and its impact on global efforts to defeat the ongoing pandemic.

It will include interviews with leading experts on the anti-vaxx movement, and some of its leading proponents, as well as parents on both sides of the battle.

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“Just at the moment when COVID vaccines offer the best chance for saving the lives of millions across the globe, the anti-vaxx movement has grown in strength.” said Eamonn Matthews, one of the executive producers of the documentary.

The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement investigates this well-funded and organised movement and the methods it uses to draw in and hold its followers”.

Dinah Lord – Executive Producer at production company, Caravan – said: “The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement is a timely and globally resonant story, providing a forensic investigation into the anti-vaxx business, exploring some of its more disturbing activities and shedding new light into a growing movement which has the potential to change the course of history”.

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Steve Boulton – Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 News and Current Affairs – added: “This is a time of powerful anti-social conspiracy theories and we felt we needed to take a deep dive into one of the most troubling, a movement which threatens to damage public health just as science starts to deliver us all from a killer pandemic”.

The documentary is set to hit screens globally in 2021, and you can find more information via the Channel 4 website.

Featured Image – Flickr / Ariel Javellana 

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