April 10, 2016 by
If you don’t think there is a government agenda to silence the growing anti-vaccination movement then you might want to take a look at the damning paper trail that is starting to pile up.
The following letter was sent to Philippe Diaz, Chairman of Cinema Libre, distributor of the film, on April 5, at 8:56 am.
The situation has now escalated to criminal conduct and extortion, with the film festival being threatened with ‘severe action’ if they showed the film, and punishing financial losses in the form of withdrawn grants.
Dear Philippe~ Good Morning…
Heavy handed censorship, to say the least… they both threatened severe action against the festival if we showed it, so it is out. Their actions would have cost us more than $100,000 in grants.
My Thanks and Best regards,
Chairman & Founding Director
The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston
You could argue this is not quite censorship in the literal sense of the word, because the government officials issued threats to withhold funding, and thus offered the film festival a quasi-choice rather than directly ordering them not to show the film.
This is called financial extortion. In reality they are not presenting the film festival with any choice at all. Either they submit to the government’s ‘very threatening’ demands, or they face financial ruin. The powers that be are doing everything they can to silence the anti-vaccination movement.