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The Pathological Optimist

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The Pathological Optimist (2017)

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Biography Documentary Rated: 16+20171h 33m

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 featuring Andrew Wakefield and Carmel Wakefield is streaming with subscription on Philo, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, free on Tubi, and 5 others. It's a biography and documentary movie with a less than average IMDb audience rating of 4.8 (153 votes).

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#4483 Ranked in Biography Movies

#9638 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

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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.

Age rating: 16+
Runtime: 1h 33m

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Related Genres: BiographyDocumentary
Country of origin: America
Available to watch on: Free ServicesPhiloKanopy
Original Release Date: Sep 29, 2017
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