Exploring the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics, this film offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak, listen and learn from one another. Mixing verité footage, intimate interviews, 1950s-era government-produced movies and current TV news reporting, The Greater Good weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination. Looking behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today, the film also re-frames this emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational, scientific and factual discussion of how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program in America today. Produced by Leslie Manookian, Kendall Nelson and Chris Pilaro.

The Greater Good

2011 US 79 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives