A documentary film trilogy, Sacrificial Virgins – which investigates widespread global concerns over the safety of the controversial HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix – was today doubly honoured with awards for investigative journalism at the Watchdog Film Festival, held in Brisbane, Australia. As well as the prestigious Best of the Festival award, Sacrificial Virgins won the Watchdog Spirit Award in recognition of the investigation “in search of truth and justice” by film-maker Joan Shenton and her colleagues, notably director Andi Reiss and film editor Ollie Richards. Festival founder and director James Hyams, himself an investigative journalist, said: "Joan Shenton's thorough, transnational investigation in search of truth and justice deserves recognition and thus the Watchdog Film Festival has awarded her and her team the Watchdog Spirit Award. Shenton's documentary Sacrificial Virgins questions the safety of the HPV vaccine by illustrating that many individuals correlate the onset of a disability or the death of their daughter with the vaccine. Shenton questions medical professionals about the methodology of the HPV clinical trials and develops a case that further scientific research needs to be conducted to alleviate growing concern about the risks and benefits of the HPV vaccine." Joan Shenton, who wrote and narrated Sacrificial Virgins, said: "For the investigative journalism in Sacrificial Virgins to be recognised in such a way by the Watchdog Film Festival is incredibly rewarding. Investigative film-making, often done in the shadow of powerful commercial and political concerns that don’t want you to be heard, can be lonely and sometimes a little frightening. Professional appreciation, especially of such a caliber, touches our hearts, not least when we are told the awards include Best of the Festival."
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A penny for your pain is the third film in the YouTube trilogy Sacrificial Virgins, which examines whether the risks associated with childhood vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, are justified by the claim that they significantly lower the threat of cervical cancer much later in life. Through scientific analysis and examinations of adverse reactions data, as well as interviews with young women suffering severe neurological damage following treatment with Gardasil or Cervarix, the series reaches stark conclusions. Series writer and narrator Joan Shenton says: "Sacrificial Virgins concludes that the risk of serious and even life-threatening adverse reaction is high - it's in a different league to any other mass-administered vaccine. Yet the supposed cancer benefits are unproven. There is no scientific basis for saying that, decades after mass vaccination, there will actually be a consequent reduction in cervical cancers. Indeed, there is no proof that HPV even causes these cervical cancers."
The HPV vaccine - one of the world's most popular vaccines - is also the world's greatest source of serious adverse reactions, on a different scale to any other mass-administered vaccine, according to a new film launched today on YouTube. "Pain and Suffering," part two of the three-part series "Sacrificial Virgins," examines why the reported number of adverse reactions associated with the HPV vaccine is so great, offering a shocking analysis of what may have gone wrong. "It is a medical scandal," asserts the film's writer and narrator, Joan Shenton. "The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine - or HPV vaccine - is in a class of its own when it comes to causing pain and suffering, and in Sacrificial Virgins we are asking why."
The Daily Mail, a U.K. publication, has published an article exposing the carnage that has resulted from the HPV vaccine Gardasil. They highlight the story of Jasmin Soriat, 19, from Vienna, who died from respiratory failure three weeks after having a second dose of the Gardasil vaccine. The article is based on the new HPV vaccine documentary, "Sacrificial Virgins." Thousands of girls around the world have suffered adverse reactions, often developing chronic fatigue syndrome. The family of British teenager Ruby Shallom from Bracknell, Berkshire, also claim she was left paralysed in three limbs after having the HPV jab. She also appears in the documentary and reveals: "The only limb that works now is my left arm… I still go out and see my friends but the pain and fatigue makes it hard." In the US, France, Spain and Denmark, more than 250 court cases are being mounted over HPV vaccinations. Damages have been won in the US and France. The Japanese government withdrew its recommendation for the HPV vaccine in 2013, after highly publicised cases of alleged adverse events in girls who had been vaccinated.
Sacrificial Virgins is a new HPV documentary written and narrated by Joan Shenton and directed by Andi Reiss. “Sacrificial Virgins – so named because the vaccine is often given to girls before they become sexually active – will expose controversial evidence to the world in the hope of avoiding a global tragedy similar to the one left in the wake of Thalidomide use.” The conclusion of the film is that, based on the scientific evidence presented, there is so far no proof that HPV vaccination of girls can prevent cervical cancer in her later life, while the occurrence of serious adverse reactions is clear. So why take the risk? The film also introduces some victims suffering such adverse reactions and pressure groups that are beginning to fight for their cause.