A special 30 minute edition of Sacrificial Virgins (which was originally produced last year as a film trilogy) was screened earlier in the day. It was followed by a lively Q&A that focused on how such an important issue has largely been swept under the carpet by the medical establishment and mainstream media.
Sacrificial Virgins investigates widespread global concerns over the safety of the controversial vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, which are prescribed to millions of girls (and now boys) in nationwide mass vaccination programmes across the world.
The vaccines are coming under increasing fire for their association with widespread, severe neurological damage and the charge that they may not even be capable of preventing the cervical cancers for which they are usually prescribed.
Sacrificial Virgins writer and narrator Joan Shenton said:
It was a wonderfully proud moment for us all when Andi stepped up to receive the Special Jury Prize for the film work he directed.
Our hope is that Sacrificial Virgins will have a tremendous social impact by helping to prevent countless girls and boys around the world from going through the torment endured by the young women we interviewed in the films.
We do not want to see more young lives lost or ruined.
Gardasil and Cervarix vaccinate against a common virus, the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV.
The ability of the vaccines to prevent HPV infection is established but Sacrificial Virgins challenges the claim by the vaccine’s advocates that HPV causes the majority of cervical cancers in later life and that, therefore, vaccination against HPV is a vaccination against such cancers.
The film meticulously picks apart this claim to show there is no scientific proof that HPV causes such cancers.
It questions the justification for the public health risk associated with large-scale HPV vaccination programmes, while also advancing compelling scientific evidence (involving hitherto untried combinations of aluminium adjuvant in these vaccines) for the link between the vaccines and neurological damage.