Channel 4 has commissioned a timely and important feature-length documentary exploring the origins and growth of the anti-vaccination movement, and its impact on global efforts to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement (1x90’, working title) includes interviews with leading experts on the anti-vaccination movement, and some of its leading proponents, as well as parents on both sides of the battle.
Eamonn Matthews, Executive Producer, Quicksilver Media says: “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. The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement (w/t) investigates this well-funded and organised movement and the methods it uses to draw in and hold its followers.”
Steve Boulton, commissioning editor Channel 4 News and Current Affairs adds: “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.”