Writer / Producer, Leslie Manookian was a successful Wall Street business executive and is now a documentary film producer and activist. Manookian chose to leave Wall Street at the height of her career in order to pursue a more meaningful path of social and environmental justice. Originally from Idaho, her career in finance took her from New York to London with Goldman Sachs. She later became Director of Alliance Capital in London running their European Growth Portfolio Management business. She learned of the vaccine debate while living and working in London and determined that one day she would make a documentary exploring the issue. She has been featured in a cover article in Barron’s as well as in numerous other financial publications. She has served on the board, managed or consulted for many organizations in her community and successfully led the charge to defeat a proposed coal plant in her state and helped secure legislation protecting consumer access to raw milk. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Middlebury Colleg
THE GREATER GOOD looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. "The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and o# ers, for the "first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.