What They Said: Philip Nelson









“Manhattan Film Festival strongly feels that part of the role of an independent film festival is to spark debate and give filmmakers a platform. It is not to limit their first amendment right of free speech, nor is it supposed to be the main stream media. Over the weekend I was able to view the much talked about film “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.”

After following this story closely, I wonder if many of the writers covering the story actually watched the film. The rate of Autism is a serious topic and needs to be addressed. There is nothing more important in this world than our children. I never understood this until becoming a father. We should be open to transparent discussion when it comes to their health. I am thankful the Vaxxed team accepted our invitation to screen closing day of the 10th annual Manhattan Film Festival.”

–Philip Nelson, Festival Director, Manhattan Film Festival

3 thoughts on “What They Said: Philip Nelson”

  1. Be great if Bob would let us all know who was behind the pulling of Vaxxed. I heard it was a major funder, Sloan org from a post just after Tribeca caved.

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