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About the Miranda_Bailey Interview

Hey Everyone!

I hope you can join me in a Reddit discussion regarding my super controversial film
THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST.

Why is this controversial you ask? Because it is 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-Vaxx Movement.”

The extremely strong opinions on either side of the vaccine issue or of Wakefield himself are heated and vitriolic. Both sides seem to think this THE PATH LOGICAL OPTIMIST is either too Pro Vaccine and others find it too Anti- Vaccine. This is interesting as it is neither. THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST is a profile of a unique figure in our history and a look inside a growing movement which is causing concern to a lot of people.

Wakefield allowed me and my crew 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 continually provocative movements.

Despite what you may have red, as a film maker I take no sides inTHE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST. My intention is letting the audience see what they will in Wakefield and the battles he fights. Is he a Fraud, Monster, Liar? or is he a Healer, Savior, Martyr? In this film it appears he is both.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/tifyae6c43rz.jpg

Miranda_Bailey Oct 11, 2017