Filmmaker Says He Believes Pharmaceutical Companies Wanted His Documentary Pulled

Andy Wakefield is a physician, filmmaker, academic, and founder of 7th Chakra Films. His 2016 documentary, “Vaxxed,” was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival, but was pulled two days later.

He believes pharmaceutical companies wanted the film pulled. After “Vaxxed” exploded in popularity, Wakefield found himself in the crosshairs of pharmaceutical companies, the British government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization for his position on vaccines, which eventually ended his career in medicine.