Congressmen Insert Documentary ‘WE BECOME SILENT’ into the Congressional Debate on Free Trade and Codex

Two U.S. Congressmen confirm that WE BECOME SILENT, a documentary by international award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller, was a critical part of the debate in Congress leading up to the CAFTA vote.

(PRWEB) August 8, 2005 -- Two prominent Congressmen used a controversial documentary to explain the threat to medical freedom during the hotly contested vote on CAFTA, it was revealed this week. As both sides jockeyed for votes, anti-CAFTA forces led by Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) showcased WE BECOME SILENT, a documentary by international award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller. The day of the CAFTA vote, 30-35 Congressional aides attended a screening of the film at an event sponsored by The Liberty Committee (

Almost simultaneously, Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) entered the transcript of Miller’s film into the Congressional Record, saying that WE BECOME SILENT clearly defined “the potential effects of the Codex Alimentarius Commission's guidelines on vitamin and mineral supplements." With its’ entry into the Congressional Record, WE BECOME SILENT will forever be immortalized as part of the debate on medical freedom of choice.

Filmmaker Miller did not expect such an immediate response to his film, he said, but he was hopeful that he could impact the debate and explain these complicated issues to consumers in a way that they would understand. “I am humbled and honored that these two distinguished Congressman included my film in the important debate on free trade and Codex,” he said. “But I am really most grateful to have produced a film that people worldwide responded to in such positive ways. We all need to pull together and ignore the toxic lies emanating from those who are trying to divide the alternative medicine movement." Miller also encouraged people worldwide to take action by "educating friends and neighbors about the threats to health freedom not only via Codex, but also in domestic legislation invloving dietary supplements and genetically modified foods, which are based on phony science."

More than 80,000 people worldwide have seen WE BECOME SILENT at . Miller produced the film under threat of lawsuits from one so-called ‘health freedom’ organization who tried unsuccessfully to control the message of the film itself. The award-winning producer stood firm, and produced the film based solely on the merits of credible evidence. The result has been an outpouring of support for both Miller and his film.

"My work is really for real people who do not know how to fight back," Miller says. "This film is for people around the globe who are not happy with the dominance being exerted by Western Medicine — and multinational corporations — over their daily lives. People from around the world have told me that my film has motivated them to take action, and for this, I am extremely grateful.”

WE BECOME SILENT is narrated by Dame Judi Dench, one of the world’s most distinguished actresses. It details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical interests and giant food companies to undercut the public’s access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies. It also tackles the immensely complicated issues of the dangers consumers face from the EU Food Supplements Directive, the WTO, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and various free trade Agreements in the United States.

Within months, he will be debuting a weekly news/health program called HealthCenter on TV networks internationally. The film is for sale at or at

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