why this acclaimed documentary made by high school students is causing controversy

Students at Carlsbad High School made a documentary about vaccinations two years ago. It is finally being shown in time for National Immunization Awareness Month. The anti-vaccination movement was against making the documentary “Invisible Threat,” which was about “the science of disease and the risks facing a society that is under-vaccinated.” UT San Diego was the first to report on the making of the film.

Students were confused by the attacks from people who don’t believe in vaccines. These people said the school got money from drug companies to make a propaganda film.

Mark Huckaby, a graduating senior who narrated the film, told the Los Angeles Times, “We’re a film club that meets outside of school.” “That’s not cool at all.”

The San Diego Rotary Club came up with the idea for the movie. The club is the leading financial backer of CHSTVfilms, a film and broadcast journalism club that has won awards.

Since 1998, the service group has been working to increase the number of people who get vaccinated in San Diego County. The number of people who didn’t get their shots because they didn’t want to has gone up from 1.09 percent 15 years ago to 4.49 percent last school year.

So far this year, the number of people getting whooping cough has reached an epidemic level, and public health officials say that children who haven’t been vaccinated are partly to blame. Vaccination rates in San Diego County are often one of the highest in the country.

On the other hand, students didn’t like the idea of making a pro-vaccine film.

One of the students, Bradley Streicher, told the LA Times, “We said that if we were going to do this, it had to be on our terms.” “We wanted to look at both sides of this.”

The students read studies and talked to public health officials, parents against vaccination, and a holistic practitioner who treats children who haven’t been vaccinated. Some people who at first thought that vaccines cause autism later changed their minds.

“It was all about social trouble. “There was no disagreement about science,” a senior-to-be named Allison DeGour told the Times.

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