Documentary Directors Discuss DeNiro, Vaccines, Autism, Indian Point, and Kitty Genovese on Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film

The three directors of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, The Witness and Indian Point will be Tom Needham's guests this Thursday at 6 P. M. on WUSB's The Sounds of Film.

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Stony Brook, NY - July 7, 2016 - The three directors of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, The Witness and Indian Point will be Tom Needham's guests this Thursday at 6 P. M. on WUSB's The Sounds of Film.

Vaxxed: from Cover-Up to Catastrophe is directed by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a former gastroenterologist and medical researcher who was accused of fraudulently writing a research paper linking vaccines and autism. In this movie, he accuses the CDC of manipulating and destroying data of an important study about autism and the MMR vaccine. Dr. Wakefield, who will be interviewed on the show, was recently in the news when Robert DeNiro decided to feature the film at the Tribecca Film Festival.  After a public outcry, DeNiro finally dropped the film from the festival.

Tom Needham said, "I am so glad that the Sounds of Film provides a platform for provocative directors to talk about controversial topics like autism, nuclear energy and witness apathy."


Photo: Kitty Genovese.

Another film receiving a tremendous amount of attention is the documentary, The Witness. Director James Solomon will be on the program discussing the story of a brother's journey to unravel the the truth about the historic death and little known life of Kitty Genovese, who was allegedly murdered in front of 38 witnesses and has become a symbol of urban apathy. The Witness is being screened as part of the Port Jefferson Documentary Series on July 8th at 6 PM at the Long Island Museum.


Indian Point

Lastly, Ivy Meeropol, the director of Indian Point, will be on the show discussing issues related to the infamous Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, which is located just 35 miles from New York City.  The film offers a look at the dangers of a possible Fukushima-style disaster, the role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and a startling reality check for our uncertain nuclear future.

About the Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation's longest-running film-themed radio show. For over 28 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live at wusb.fm. Recent guests include Michael Moore, writer Chris Hedges, Diane Ravitch, Kurtis Blow, Billy Joel and director Mike Leigh.