IN THE FILM
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense, President of Waterkeeper Alliance, and is of counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice. He was previously Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. His reputation as a resolute defender of the environment and children’s health stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn 300 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Mr. Kennedy is a former co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. He is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City’s water supply. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York City watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development. Mr. Kennedy has a long list of published books including the New York Times’ bestseller, Crimes Against Nature. Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation, he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Law.
Dr. Suzanne Humphries
Dr. Humphries is a conventionally educated medical doctor who was a participant in conventional hospital systems from 1989 until 2011 as an internist and nephrologist. After writing vaccine orders for thousands of dialysis patients, she was jolted into research when two of her patients complained that their kidneys shut down after having vaccines. What she found in the historic and current medical literature was very different to the limited sound bites she learned about vaccines in her medical education. Her current board certifications can be found here.
Dr. Humphries left her conventional hospital position in good standing, of her own volition in 2011, and is currently board certified in internal medicine, and formerly boarded in nephrology.
Since leaving the conventional medical system, she’s been furthering her research into the medical literature on vaccines, immunity, history, and functional medicine. Further background and her CV can be found here. Her two best-selling books are titled Dissolving Illusions and Rising From The Dead.
Dr. Brian Hooker
Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD, PE, specializes in chemistry and biology. He served as a Senior Process Consultant at ARES Corporation, working closely on process design for the environment restoration industry. His design efforts focused on industrial biotechnology and chemical engineering principles. Dr. Hooker dedicated over 15 years as a bioengineer and the team leader for the High Throughput Biology Team and Operations Manager of the DOE Genomics: Genomes to Life (GTL) Center for Molecular and Cellular Systems at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Hooker managed applied plant and fungal molecular biology research projects at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where systems biology researchers are focused on understanding gene and protein networks involved in individual cell signaling, communication between cells in communities, and cellular metabolic pathways.
In 1985, Dr. Hooker earned his Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering, from California State Polytechnic University, and his Masters of Science degree in 1988 and doctorate in 1990, both in biochemical engineering, from Washington State University. Dr. Hooker has many accomplishments to his credit including: co-inventor for five patents, recipient of the Battelle Entrepreneurial Award in 2001, and a Federal Laboratory Consortium Recognition Award in 1999, for his work on “Reactive Transport in 3-Dimensions.” The breadth of Hooker’s over 60 science and engineering papers have been published in internationally recognized, peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Hooker’s son is vaccine-injured. His investigations into CDC data led to the CDC Whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, coming forward, and the creation of the documentary film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, in which Dr. Hooker was featured. Dr. Hooker is a board member at Focus For Health as well as Children’s Health Defense, and is a science adviser on Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth.
Marcella Piper-Terry is an independent researcher, writer, speaker and activist. She is the founder of VaxTruth.org. The website has published nearly 200 original articles on vaccination and vaccine-injuries, and placed billboards in multiple states to educate parents on school vaccine exemptions.
Marcella received a Master of Science degree in psychology in 1997 from the University of South Alabama, where she completed a dual track, in clinical and experimental concentrations. Marcella graduated at the top of her class and received the honor of “Outstanding Graduate Student in Psychology.” She was recognized by the American Psychological Foundation in 1996 as recipient of the APF’s Graduate Research Scholarship Award for Excellence in Academic Research. Following receipt of her M.S. degree, Marcella was accepted as a Ph.D. candidate at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she received full funding and a teaching assistantship. It was at this time that Marcella’s daughter suffered a serious vaccine-reaction after her “kindergarten shots” and Marcella made the decision to leave the Ph.D. program to devote more time to caring for her daughter.
Since 1999, Marcella has worked as a neuropsychological evaluator, educational advocate, psychotherapist, behavior analyst, and biomedical consultant. She attended the Defeat Autism Now! Clinical Training in 2007 and worked as a DAN provider, assisting families of vaccine-injured children in assessing and addressing the underlying medical conditions contributing to their children’s “autism” diagnosis. In 2015, Marcella joined forces with Michelle Ford of the Vaccine-Injury Awareness League (V-IAL) and became one of the founding organizers of the CDC Rally for Truth, Transparency, and Freedom, which seeks to bring justice to the many families whose children have been harmed or killed by vaccines.
Del Bigtree spent a decade celebrating great doctors, cutting edge surgeries and medical breakthroughs as a producer on The Dr. Phil Show and the CBS medical talk show, The Doctors. It was a routine investigation in 2014 into the story of a whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that catapulted Bigtree into the vaccine debate.
When every news agency in television, including The Doctors, refused to cover the story of Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the CDC who had provided over 10,000 documents to support his claim that the agency had destroyed scientific evidence proving a connection between vaccines and autism, Bigtree put his career on the line and left network television to make one of the most controversial documentaries in history: Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe, which released in 2016. After Vaxxed was announced in the official line-up of the Tribeca Film Festival, controversy kicked in and the film was abruptly pulled. The team rushed the film to theaters, opening to sold out audiences nationwide, as Vaxxed became a worldwide trending topic on social media.
Bigtree co-founded the non-profit Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), and is the host of a rapidly growing online talk show The HighWire. ICAN has launched several legislative and legal efforts in regard to vaccine safety and government accountability. A lawsuit filed by ICAN, in partnership with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., forced the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to admit (evidenced here) decades of non-compliance with their legislative responsibility to submit bi-annual reports to Congress detailing actions taken to ensure vaccine safety, forcing 78 million American children into a vaccine program with no safety provisions.
Dr. Andrew Wakefield
Dr. Andrew Wakefield is an academic gastroenterologist and filmmaker. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1981. He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Traveling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto, and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the U.K. in 2001. Dr. Wakefield has published 140+ scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters.
In 1995, he was contacted by the parent of an autistic child with stomach issues. He heard from several other parents that their children’s regressive behavior immediately followed an MMR vaccine, and started investigating a possible role between gastrointestinal issues, the MMR vaccine, and neurological injury in children with a study of twelve children who had both stomach and developmental issues. The results of the study were submitted to The Lancet for publication in February 1998. The paper, which has become one of the most misrepresented in medical history, specifically stated: “We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described…”
As parent concern about MMR vaccination safety grew, Dr. Wakefield recommended the use of the single dose measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations to provide children with the same immunity. An increasing number of parents opted for the single vaccines, and a growing anti-MMR sentiment threatened the bottom lines of manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline and Merck. The response from the government was to withdraw the single dose importation licenses, removing choice from parents who wanted to vaccinate, and making the return of measles inevitable.
In 2004, freelance journalist Brian Deer published an article in the Sunday Paper (News Corp), claiming that Dr. Wakefield had committed fraud, attacking his ethics, claiming unreported conflicts of financial interests, and falsifying research data. As 11 of Dr. Wakefield’s co-authors stepped back from the controversy, he and co-author Professor John Walker-Smith refused to do so, subsequently becoming the focus of well-organized and well-funded slander. Deer’s allegations led the General Medical Council (GMC) to revoke Dr. Wakefield and Professor Walker-Smith’s licenses to practice medicine.
On appeal, the English High Court overturned the allegations made against the paper, and Professor Walker-Smith who had appealed his license revocation. While Dr. Wakefield did not have the funds to appeal his revocation, the accusations against him were near identical. Despite Professor Walker-Smith’s reinstatement, and High Court Justice Mitting finding the GMC’s determination to be “superficial and inadequate,” this garnered little media attention in comparison to the repeated reporting of Dr. Wakefield’s still-revoked license, and the now decidedly false claims made against him.
Since moving to the USA, he co-founded the Autism Media Channel with Polly Tommey with the goal of countering the pharmaceutical marketing and advertising juggernaut and the biased corporate-owned media. Together they produced the award-winning documentary, Who Killed Alex Spourdalkis? (2015), which was Wakefield’s directorial debut, and Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016), which was accepted and then controversially pulled from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, before opening to sold out audiences nationwide.