5 MAY 2021

CHANNEL 4 COMMISSIONS MAJOR DOCUMENTARY ON THE ANTI-VACCINATION MOVEMENT

The documentary is a Caravan and Quicksilver Media production for Channel 4 and Arte. It is directed by Colette Camden, produced by Flora Bagenal and the Executive Producers are Dinah Lord and Eamonn Matthews.

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Channel 4 has commissioned a timely and important feature-length documentary from Caravan and Quicksilver Media exploring the origins and growth of the anti-vaccination movement and its impact on global efforts to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. "The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement" (1x90’, working title) includes interviews with leading experts on the anti-vaccination movement and some of its leading proponents, as well as parents on both sides of the battle.

The documentary is a Caravan and Quicksilver Media production for Channel 4 and Arte. It is directed by Colette Camden (Married to a Paedophile), produced by Flora Bagenal and the Executive Producers are Dinah Lord and Eamonn Matthews. The documentary is being distributed worldwide by All3Media International.

Eamonn Matthews, Executive Producer, Quicksilver Media, says: “Just at the moment when Covid vaccines offer the best chance for saving the lives of millions across the globe, the anti-vaxx movement has grown in strength. The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement (w/t) investigates this well-funded and organized movement and the methods it uses to draw in and hold its followers.”

Dinah Lord, the Executive Producer, Caravan, says: “The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement (w/t) is a timely and globally resonant story, providing a forensic investigation into the anti-vaxx business, exploring some of its more disturbing activities and shedding new light into a growing movement which has the potential to change the course of history.”

Steve Boulton, commissioning editor Channel 4 News and Current Affairs, adds: “This is a time of powerful anti-social conspiracy theories and we felt we needed to take a deep dive into one of the most troubling, a movement which threatens to damage public health just as science starts to deliver us all from a killer pandemic.”