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ACT: Sneaky Screening of "Vaxxed" Film, Wakefield To Attend. - Fairfax linky

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The Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network is planning a screening of the controversial film Vaxxed at a secret location in Canberra this month.

The documentary film is directed by Andrew Wakefield, a former doctor whose debunked study was central to the anti-vaccination movement.

The controversial 1998 research paper focused on a link between measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism was published and then later retracted by the medical journal Lancet.

It was axed from several events both internationally and in Australia, including the New York based Tribeca Film Festival and Victoria's Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival (CLIFF) in 2016.

Screenings worldwide have sparked debate about whether it is right to give a platform to something that has the capacity to affect public safety.

However the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network contends the documentary "is not anti-vaccination" but is rather an investigation into an alleged cover-up by the US Centre of Disease control.

The event website states due to "well-orchestrated threats of violence and abuse that come from the pro-censorship community" ticket holders will be sent location details two hours beforehand.

Mr Wakefield will field questions from the crowd in a live Skype session after the screening set to be held on Monday, July 31.
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