The Pathological Optimist Trailer (2017)

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Trailer for the documentary The Pathological Optimist.

In The Pathological Optimist, director Miranda Bailey brings us a character study of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, one of 13 co-authors of a notorious 1998 paper in the UK medical Journal The Lancet, but who became the very public face of what has come to be known as “The Anti-Vaccination Movement.” An expat from Britain who currently resides in Austin, Texas, Wakefield allowed Bailey and her team to follow him and his family for five years beginning in 2011 as he fought a defamation battle in the courts against the British Medical Journal and journalist Brian Deer. The results of that case – and the self-reflection, pronouncements, and observations of Wakefield, his legal team, wife, and his children – create a complex and incisive look at one of our era’s most fear-provoking and continuingly provocative figures. The Pathological Optimist takes no sides, instead letting Wakefield and the battles he fought speak for themselves.

The Pathological Optimist Trailer (2017)

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Duration
1 min 52 sec

Views
130

Posted On
August 31, 2017
Director
Miranda Bailey

Writer
Miranda Bailey

Studio
The Film Arcade

Release
September 29, 2017
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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