“Like any great documentary, The Syndrome will leave audiences permanently informed on an issue that otherwise would not be coming to light.”
“The filmmakers meticulously examine the problems… They expose the issue with depth and breadth; this well researched investigation is loaded with credible facts and has a workaday broadcast news magazine feel.”
“Scary food for thought”
“An eyeopening hybrid of medical drama and courtroom thriller.”
“This thought-provoking documentary presents a compelling case”
“Takes the viewer on a journey…astonishing”
Dr. Barnes is a professor and Chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology at Stanford University Children’s Hospital and the founder of the hospital’s child abuse task force.
Dr. Plunkett is an anatomic, clinical, forensic pathologist and retired Minnesota state pathologist.
Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer, now at Northwestern Law, is a former Manhattan domestic violence prosecutor and author.
Dr. Uscinski is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery at Georgetown University and George Washington University.
Filmmaker Meryl Goldsmith teamed up with an investigative journalist on her feature directorial debut, The Syndrome. The award-winning documentary has played at film festivals, law schools, and law and forensic science conferences. Goldsmith signed a deal with Freestyle Digital Media, the newly acquired distribution arm of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, for an April 2016 release on demand everywhere and in theaters.
Susan Goldsmith is a veteran investigative reporter who has worked for The Oregonian, New Times Los Angeles and The Los Angeles Daily News. She has spent years researching shaken baby syndrome and that work is featured in the forthcoming documentary The Syndrome. Goldsmith has won numerous state, regional and national journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for her reporting on child abuse.