David Sieveking, Germany, 2017, 95’
In the no-man’s-land that divides the pro-vaccinators and anti-vaccinators there exists a complicated argument about live viruses, Big Pharma and the World Health Organisation. But for David and Jessica who are having a baby the choice is closer to home: their doctor wants Jessica to have a vaccination that would protect the unborn baby from neonatal tetanus. Jessica agrees but soon develops a violent reaction to the shot and so begins a journey that will take David half way around the world in his quest to get to the bottom of the vaccination debate. It’s a fascinating trail that ends in Guinea Bissau with a world authority whose many decades of field research has led to an astonishing conclusion that neither camp imagined.
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David Sieveking was born in Germany near Frankfurt am Main, and studied film directing at the DFFP, Berlin. During his studies, he directed many film projects, took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus, and worked as an editor, assistant director and actor for film and television productions. In 2012, his second theatrical release Forget Me Not won first prize at the Locarno Film Festival. The film was nominated for the German Film Prize 2013, and received many other awards (Goethe Institut Award at DOK Leipzig Film festival, First Prize at the International Planete Doc Festival in Warsaw etc.).
Director: David Sieveking
Producer: Katharina Bergfeld
Camera: Adrian Stähli, Kaspar Köpke
Editor: Mirja Gerle, Catrin Vogt
Sound: Sebastian Kleinloh, Felix Heibges
Music: Jessica de Rooij
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SCREENING TIME Saturday 21st July, 12.15pm, The RoadHouse Cinema (Q&A)
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