The Greater Good (DVD)
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These days, vaccination ranks alongside religion and politics as one of those subjects "not to discuss around the Thanksgiving table." The Greater Good aims to change that.
The Greater Good looks behind the fear, hype and politics that polarize people into emotionally charged pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine camps with no room for middle ground. Exploring the cultural intersection where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics, this character driven documentary weaves together the stories of three families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination. By reframing the vaccine debate and offering, for the first time, the opportunity to have a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program in America today, The Greater Good challenges viewers to Think Again.
The Greater Good offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak openly, actively listen and to learn from one another.
Mixing verite footage, intimate interviews, 1950s-era government-produced movies and up-to-date TV news reporting, The Greater Good weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination.
As producers, we wanted to take a step back from the recent divisiveness, and discuss the issue's complexity and nuances while bringing the larger picture into focus. We strive to create a safe space to bring rational and reasonable ideas back to this important discussion.
We hope that our film will serve as a resource for parents, physicians and other concerned audiences to support a national dialogue on vaccines and vaccine safety.