Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Syndrome: Screening on 29.2.16

There is to be a screening of a US documentary film called The Syndrome at 7pm on Monday 29th February 2016 at Whirled Cinema, 259 Hardess Street, London SE24 0HN (near to Loughborough Junction, Brixton & Herne Hill stations).

There is no charge to attend but donations of £10 would be welcome to cover the costs of the screening. Any ‘profit’ will be donated to the charity The Who Cares? Trust which supports children in care in the UK.

The film makers describe The Syndrome as “an explosive documentary following the crusade of a group of doctors, scientists, and legal scholars who have uncovered that “Shaken Baby Syndrome,” a child abuse theory responsible for hundreds of prosecutions each year in the US, is not scientifically valid. In fact, they say, it does not even exist. Filmmaker Meryl Goldsmith teams with national award­winning investigative reporter Susan Goldsmith to document the unimaginable nightmare for those accused and shine a light on the men and women dedicating their lives to defending the prosecuted and freeing the convicted. The Syndrome uncovers the origins of the myth of “Shaken Baby Syndrome.””

For more information about the film and the screening, see this post on the Family Law Week blog.

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