Investigating the truth about the rise in number of children diagnosed with autism has become a noteworthy health issue in the U.S. in recent years. Filmmaker Natalie Beer, who’s a mother herself, is bringing the issue to the national spotlight with her new documentary, ‘Man Made Epidemic.’ In honor of the movie being released on DVD and VOD in North America this week by Vision Films, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip from the documentary.
‘Man Made Epidemic’ was written, directed and produced by Beer, who interviewed doctors, scientists and affected families to uncover the truth about the autism epidemic, and what role vaccines may play. She also sought to find out if pesticides, vaccines and other environmental factors are instrumental in the rise of autism. She also closely examined the ongoing effects of the MMR vaccine, and the neurological toxins found in vaccines. The movie also sets out to inform and deliver a balanced view of the complex and controversial topic, and allow viewers to form their own conclusions.
The film also explores the common misconception that autism is solely genetic, as well as the positive effects nutrition and diet has on the lives and behavior of children with autism. It also poses questions to the medical community, and encourages them to examine if the timing of when a vaccine is administered to a child can play a factor in determining its danger. ‘Man Made Epidemic’ also ponders whether doctors should consider separating Measles, Mumps and Rubella into different vaccines.
While discussing her experience on making the documentary, Beer said: “I am so happy that Busch Media and Vision Films believe in my film, and will release it to the world. As a filmmaker, I was extremely sensitive to the multitude of opinions, both professional and emotional, to this subject matter.”