The Pathological Optimist

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USA | Documentary | 2017 | 106 min.
Director: Miranda Bailey
Additional Credits: Producers: Miranda Bailey, Marc lesser, Amanda Marshall, Editor: Andrea Maxwell, Cinematographers: Jeffrey Buras, Marc Lesser

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.

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Miranda Bailey, Director
Amanda Marshall, Producer
Craig Richey, Composer
Andrea Maxwell, Editor

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Miranda Bailey
miranda@coldironpictures.com

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