Houston: ‘Threatening Calls’ From Government Forced Us To Cancel ‘Vaxxed’

If you don’t think there is a government agenda to silence
the growing anti-vaccination movement then you might want to take a look
at the damning paper trail that is starting to pile up.
new letter sent by the chairman of the Houston Film Festival shows that
Robert DeNiro and the Tribeca Film Festival were just the first to be
pressured (or should we say threatened?) not to show the film Vaxxed: From Coverup To Catastrophe.The following letter was sent to Philippe Diaz, Chairman of Cinema Libre, distributor of the film, on April 5, at 8:56 am.

situation has now escalated to criminal conduct and extortion, with the
film festival being threatened with ‘severe action’ if they showed the
film, and punishing financial losses in the form of withdrawn grants.Dear Philippe~ Good Morning…

wanted you to know that just like DeNiro and Tribeca, we must withdraw
our invitation to screen VAXXED! It has been cancelled, and there was no
press release about the film… that was scheduled for today, but after
very threatening calls late yesterday (Monday) from high Houston
Government officials (the first and only time they have ever called in
49 years) – we had no choice but to drop the film.Heavy
handed censorship, to say the least… they both threatened severe action
against the festival if we showed it, so it is out. Their actions would
have cost us more than $100,000 in grants.I
do hope that they did not call or threaten you. It is done, it is out
and we have been censored… There are some very powerful forces against
this project. It does seem a bit of overkill, as I am confident that it
will be released Online soon and millions of people can see it.My Thanks and Best regards,


Hunter Todd
Chairman & Founding Director
The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston

could argue this is not quite censorship in the literal sense of the
word, because the government officials issued threats to withhold
funding, and thus offered the film festival a quasi-choice rather than
directly ordering them not to show the film.This is called
financial extortion. In reality they are not presenting the film
festival with any choice at all. Either they submit to the government’s
‘very threatening’ demands, or they face financial ruin. The powers
that be are doing everything they can to silence the anti-vaccination



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Tags: Houston, Government, ‘Vaxxed’, anti-vaccination movement, Houston Film Festival, Robert DeNiro, Tribeca Film Festival, Vaxxed: From Coverup To Catastrophe, Philippe Diaz, Hunter Todd

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