Washington D.C. Premiere


(c) BNP Pictures

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Health and the Environment Film Series

THE GREATER GOOD (USA, 2011, 79 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Exploring the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics, this film offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak, listen and learn from one another. Mixing verité footage, intimate interviews, 1950s-era government-produced movies and current TV news reporting, The Greater Good weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination. Looking behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today, the film also re-frames this emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational, scientific and factual discussion of how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program in America today. Produced by Leslie Manookian, Kendall Nelson and Chris Pilaro. 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival Cinematic Vision Award.

Discussion with filmmaker Leslie Manookian and Barbara Loe Fisher, President of the National Vaccine Information Center.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations needed. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Family Health International

1927 Florida Ave., NW

(Metro: Dupont Circle)

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