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Film Maker And Director Of The Documentary Uninformed Consent Explains The Times We Just Lived Through In Vivid Detail
During the entirety of the pandemic so far, hearing the narrative preached did little to display the actual narrative that was unfolding in real time.
Film maker Todd Harris has created perhaps the best documentary to date that does exactly that for us.
His film "Uninformed Consent" masterfully retells the story of 2020 until now in a way that makes clear the moves and countermoves world governments, public health organizations and the main stream media all made through the orchestration of big pharmaceutical interests.
A long time filmmaker in the industry, Harris cut his teeth on music videos and commercials in the Vancouver film scene.
Since the Bush Jr. administration, Todd has been highly critical of the connections and “revolving doors” that existed between government, corporations and particularly the pharmaceutical industry.
With that primer already in his mind, once the pandemic hit, he was very quick to call foul on all of the draconian over reach coming down on his home province of British Columbia.
In the time between early 2020 and September 2021, Todd produced his first full length documentary on the pandemic called “Love in the Time of Covid”.
This film, though, didn’t fully capture the vaccine side of the pandemic story. And so, Harris decided to make another full length documentary film immediately afterwards to more fully focus on that important side of pandemic history.
That film would be Uninformed Consent, which would be completed in under 11 months. Lightning fast by industry standards, especially considering he fully wrote, shot and produced the music for it himself!
Between the three Canadian doctors and one author that he interviewed for the film and the absolute avalanche of clips, headlines and quotes from all of the now infamous characters of the covid-verse, Todd elucidates the broad strokes as well as the fine points of the greatest global crime pharma has ever perpetrated.
But, for me, the real heart and soul of the piece was James.
One of the forgotten tragedies during the pandemic, that we’ll never fully be able to quantify with hard numbers so much as we will with the vacuous gaps left in our communities, was that of the suicides of people who’s lives became too much to bare under the cold thumb of government dictates.
James’ wife was someone who loved her job as a public transit driver and held it dear to her heart. When the government of BC mandated all transit workers to get vaccinated, she tried everything she could to find a way to be exempted from the injection that she deeply didn’t want to get while still being able to hold the position that helped her keep her sanity.
It should come as no surprise to anyone who tried to apply for any sort of vaccine exemption within an industry that mandated them that it was a lost cause. She was rejected on every premise, including religious objection to the shot, twice. Even her own union, who are meant to stand up for their employee’s rights, refused to back her and went so far as to put extra pressure on her to get it!
Like the tragic but all too common tale of kids being bullied at school or online, the constant pressure on her became too much to bare. On one fateful evening, while her husband slept, she went down to her condo’s parking garage and ended it all in her vehicle.
The Road Forward
Stories like James’, the insights of doctors who spoke out and the meticulous cataloging of the shifting covid narrative become one coherent, heart wrenching reminder of what we’ve all just lived through.
In a time when the leaves are starting to turn and the yearly seasons of sickness close in, we need films like Uninformed Consent to remind us how we as a nation were played as helpless fools by the same power structures who are preparing to make a repeat performance over the fall and winter ahead.
To steal a Mark Twain quote that starts the documentary off, “It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them they’ve been fooled.”.
With works like Todd’s, we can hope to prime people who haven’t put it all together yet to make it harder than it’s been for them to be fooled again. And maybe that’s what it takes to tip the scales in our direction to turn a fringe minority into the vocal majority who will not be manipulated by tyrants.
~ Drew Weatherhead
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Watch the complete documentary “Uninformed Consent” below:
Find Todd’s previous documentary “Love in the Time of Covid” below:
And listen to the full podcast episode with Todd Harris below:
The Social Disorder Podcast: Todd Harris - Uninformed Consent