“It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.”- Katniss, Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire
At first, I was pretty irritated that the Tribeca Film Festival was canceling their screening of Andrew Wakefield’s documentary about autism and the MMR vaccine. What about free speech?! Isn’t this censorship?! Then my husband reminded me that by pulling this film, there will probably be more attention than there would have been otherwise. Robert De Niro wouldn’t be sharing his own very personal story if this hadn’t happened. Banning things has a history of piquing peoples’ interest.