January 07, 2014
The Invisible Threat
The Immunization Partnership hosted the national premiere of the documentary Invisible Threat.
The Immunization Partnership hosted the national premiere of the documentary Invisible Threat. More than 75 people braved icy conditions to see the 40-minute film that has been widely praised by public health organizations and medical professionals across the country. You can view photos from the premiere by visiting our Facebook page, and read all about the event by visiting our blog.
More about the film
A group of award-winning teen broadcast journalists who set out to film a peer-to-peer educational documentary about the immune system, stumble into a controversy they weren’t even aware of. What they discover transforms a simple science educational film, they initially weren’t interested in and turned down, into a soul searching project they fight to make. Drawing on the lessons they learned in making their first documentary about the Holocaust, these teens document their journey as they learn about much more than just the immune system.
Praise for The Invisible Threat
"Invisible Threat is a fast-paced, powerful documentary on vaccines which provides a unique and engaging perspective. The bright and talented teens who created this film demonstrated the vital skill of asking questions and pursuing the truth behind the falsehoods they found in headlines and on the internet."
- Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service; Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
"One of the best films made on this subject. It’s wonderful."
- Paul Offit, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaProfessor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
"This film should be seen by every high school student in the country, as well as their parents, in order to understand why vaccination is necessary."
- Stanley A Plotkin, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania
"Students across the United States should watch Invisible Threat. The young journalists who made the film have done an excellent job speaking directly to their peers about the benefits and risks of immunization."
- George M. Wohlreich, MD, Director & CEO, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
"This is an engaging, Well-balanced educational film that presents the truth regarding childhood immunizations. It will have a significant impact."
- All Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine
"I can't stop tearing up - both from the stories of the poor parents who've lost their children, and from pride in these teens for producing such an outstanding project! Bravo!"
- Tanya Dansky MD, CEO and Medical Director, Children's Physicians Medical Group
Mayo Clinic; Vaccine Research Group
Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
- Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
- Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, Sharp McDonald Center, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital
American Academy of Pediatrics; Chapter 3 California
American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas
American Academy of Pediatrics; New York Chapter 1
American Academy of Pediatrics; Arizona Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics; New Jersey
American Academy of Pediatrics; Florida (statement of support)
Every Child By Two
Immunization Action Coalition
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The History of Vaccines
Autism Science Foundation
PKIDS Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
National Meningitis Association
California Immunization Coalition
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition
The Essex Metro Immunization Coalition, NJ