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Biography Documentary Rated: 16+20171h 33mOn: Free Services Kanopy Country: America

In the center of the recent Tribeca Film Festival scandal surrounding his film VAXXED: From Cover-up to Controversy stands Andrew Wakefield, discredited and stripped of his medical license for his infamous study suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease, and autism. THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST takes us into the inner sanctum of Wakefield and his family from 2011- 2016 as he fights for his day in court in a little known defamation case against the British Medical Journal. Wakefield attempts to clear his name as the media-appointed Father of the Anti-vaccine movement. Director Miranda Bailey weaves a delicate portrait of a man who is THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST utilizing a never-before-seen, full access look at the man at the center of one of the biggest medical and media controversies of our times.The Pathological Optimist is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, free on Tubi, free on VUDU, and 3 others. It's a biography and documentary movie with a less than average IMDb audience rating of 5.0 (127 votes).

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#76,879 Ranked Movie

#3972 Ranked in Biography Movies

#5688 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

#12069 Ranked in Documentary Movies

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