Unheard Voices' (1987). Produced and directed by Jad Adams,
executive producer Joan Shenton, and reporter Michael Verney-Elliot. The
documentary was aired in November 1987 by Channel 4. The Sunday
Telegraph described the programme as "outstanding...well argued".
In the programme Prof. Duesberg and others argued that HIV could not be
the cause of AIDS and that, as a result of present thinking on AIDS, millions
of lives that could be saved will not be saved, and vast research funds
are being wasted. The documentary won in 1988 the prestious journalism
award from the Royal Television Society in the category international current
AIDS Catch' (1990)
Broadcasted in June 1990 by Channel 4. Produced and directed by
Joan Shenton, reporter: Michael Verney-Elliot. The second AIDS documentary
questioning HIV as the cause of AIDS. The programme is also questioning
whether AIDS is infectious or not, and paid attention to the long-term
survivors. Dr. Montagnier introduces cofactors and says in this programme
"At first we thought we had the best candidate to be the cause of
AIDS...[but now]...I would agree that HIV by itself or some strains of
HIV are not sufficient to induce AIDS " Meditel also introduced
John Lauritsen, Walter Gilbert, Harry Rubin, Joseph Sonnabend, Gordon Stewart
and Robert-Root-Bernstein. The Financial Times wrote: "An outstanding
piece of 'sez who?' journalism. It is still encouraging to find that there
are still proper television journalists around, working with the disciple,
and with minds not wraped by sentimentalism!"
Cause for Concern' (1992) Produced and directed by Joan Shenton,
reporter: Michael Verney-Elliot. Aired by Channel 4 in February
1992. A programme about the the main drug prescribed to help people with
AIDS. Meditel uncovers the disturbing evidence that AZT may in fact
be causing more harm than good. With John Lauritsen and Prof. Duesberg,
but the programme also introduces John Hamilton, Michael Lange and Robert
Hoffman. The programme makers stated that Wellcome's claims for AZT are
"false and misleading".
and Africa' (1993) For Channel 4 Dispatches. Aired
12 March 1993. For years now Western scientists have predicted an AIDS
catastrophe for the continent. Joan Shenton travelled to Africa East and
West to assess what is really happening on the ground. A story of hope
for Africa; a report that suggests that Africa may not, after all, be in
the grip of a devastating epidemic.
of an AIDS Dissident' (1993) Produced and directed by Joan Shenton.
A short version of the programme has been aired in Europe by Sky News.
PBS broadcasted the programme in the U.S. This filmed diary chronicles
events in Berlin (World AIDS Conference), London (AZT on Trial Conference)
and New York (Spin magazine, HEAL) which highlight the growing opposition
to the current complacency surrounding the establishment view on the cause
'Search for Solutions' (2000) Joan Shenton interviewed South Africa's
President Thabo Mbeki on AIDS. The 25 minutes programme was broadcasted by M-Net
all over Africa in April 2000.