NR | 1h 30m | Documentary | May 19, 2023
Nominated for best documentary at the Festival of Cinema NYC, “The Unseen Crisis: Vaccine Stories You Were Never Told” gives viewers a glimpse into lives that were forever changed by the COVID-19 vaccines, and not in a positive way.
The documentary, a NTD Productions film in association with The Epoch Times, begins with the writer, director, and host of the film, Cindy Drukier, asking with some basic questions: Why is there still so much disagreement around vaccines? Why do some doctors consider vaccines a crisis, while others “don’t see a problem at all”?
Throughout the film, Ms. Drukier travels to different locales to meet with validated whistleblowers, medical experts, and those harmed by the vaccines—adding governmental statistics as well.
Ms. Drukier’s first stop is Milford, Ohio, to meet with the de Garay family, headed by father, Patrick, and mother, Stephanie. One of their three children, Maddie, took the Pfizer vaccine as part of the Pfizer vaccine trail. She joined because her brother's friend and then her brother joined the trial.
After the second vaccine dose in January 2021, as her parents describe, Maddie came home from school one day “screaming in pain.” Her symptoms included heart, feet, and stomach pains, convulsions, sharp electrical pain up and down her spine and neck, and a host of other problems.
She is now so ill that she's confined to a wheelchair and needs constant care from her parents. She also requires to be fed all of her daily nutrition in the form of a sludge-like paste via a feeding tube.
Since that initial 2021 episode, Maddie has been taken to the emergency room numerous times, and has experienced over 35 serious adverse effects. Stephanie explains that neither Pfizer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have ever reached out to the de Garay family.
Later in the day, Mr. Ramirez received a call notifying him that something was wrong with his boy, who had been playing basketball, and that his son was being picked up by an ambulance. When Mr. Ramirez arrived at the hospital, a doctor informed him that Jr. had died.
Rushing the Process
Ms. Jackson describes how she immediately noticed the “unusual speed” at which the Ventavia Pfizer trials were running. She recalls how Pfizer was pushing the Ventavia staff to enroll more and more patients in the trials, which were the most problematic she'd ever seen. She adds that many of the patients’ signatures on the trial informed-consent forms didn’t match, and the company’s principal investigator’s signature was missing on some forms as well.
Ms. Jackson says that Ventavia didn't always carry out patient physical exams and didn't report all adverse effects—many of them quite serious.
Soon after, Pfizer announced that it had successfully developed vaccines that were “95 percent effective” and applied for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). With this moniker, pharmaceutical companies pushed out the vaccines, despite, as the film shows, having a less than proven risk-to-benefit ratio.
A Glimmer of HopeDespite these disturbing revelations, however, this film offers a ray of light at the end of the dark tunnel. It doesn’t just identify the issues but shows some of the good things (no spoilers) that are currently happening to help those now suffering.
People such as Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Pierre Kory (co-founders of Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance), Dr. Robert Malone (mRNA vaccine pioneer), and Dr. Peter McCullough (Chief Scientific Officer of The Wellness Company) have stepped forward to help. As a result, however, the doctors have either been ostracized, ignored, or vilified for revealing concerns about the vaccines, their pharmaceutical company creators, and much of the medical industrial complex as a whole.
“The Unseen Crisis” is a well-researched documentary that moves at a brisk pace. Yet it takes complex information and skillfully manages to dispense it in an easy-to-understand fashion—thanks in no small part to Ms. Drukier’s excellent writing, filmmaking, and research abilities.
The film’s illuminating whistleblower testimony, interviews with the vaccine injured, and additional information supplied by medical experts will provide viewers an enlightening experience and one that may linger in their minds awhile.