"Hear the Silence"!
May I suggest also entering a description for that video so that people searching YouTube for films about autism or Dr Wakefield can find this video. As it is, it would be impossible to find here in the US, as the title is not in English. If you enter a description in English, then the YouTube search engine will pick it up. Also, below is an excellent introduction that you could use. I found it on the Age of Autism website:

When the banned Wakefield films from British TV were first screened the British radical investigative journalist, Paul Foot, wrote in the Guardian:

"Last week's Channel Five programme "Hear the Silence" about the MMR controversy was one of the best dramas I have seen. It was not just a moving true story, beautifully acted. It was also a shocking indictment of the medical establishment. A group of parents were confronted with the fear that their children had become autistic after having the triple vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. A responsible authority should surely take such fears seriously and deploy the full extent of scientific research to testing the fears, if only to allay them. The reaction of the authorities was exactly the opposite.

"The one senior doctor who took the parents seriously, Andrew Wakefield, had his research stopped and was effectively banished to the US. Despite his record as an often published scientist, he was widely smeared. Legal aid for the parents to sue the government was cut off.

"On the programme, the two sides confronted each other. On the parents' side there was anguished concern, backed by sober science from Wakefield. On the other was outraged impatience, led by two slightly fanatical GPs, including Evan Harris, the Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West. He insisted there was no link between autism and MMR, and loudly failed to prove that this was so. Instead, he went some way to proving the time-honoured medical principle that doctors know everything, and patients nothing."

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