Tangled Bank Studios and PBS/NOVA announce the World premiere of Genepool Productions latest documentary ‘Vaccines – Calling the Shots’ on Wednesday, September 10 at 9PM on PBS NOVA.
“Immunisation plays a crucial role in our public health, yet there is a tremendous amount of apprehension and confusion around the topic,” said Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer for NOVA. “In VACCINES—CALLING THE SHOTS,NOVA dispels the myths and examines the latest science, engaging parents and viewers in a conversation with real answers about the best way to protect their families.”
Measles. Mumps. Whooping cough. Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago are returning. Across America and around the globe, children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases—in part, because some parents are choosing to skip their children’s shots. How and why do vaccines work? What are the biggest concerns and misconceptions, and what are the risks to the child and society when people decide to forego immunisation? The award-winning science series NOVA helps viewers find the answers they need.
This documentary travels the globe to provide the latest evidence and answers. Featuring scientists, pediatricians, psychologists, anthropologists, and parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, the hour-long film explores the history and science behind vaccinations, tracks outbreaks, and sheds light on the risks of opting out.
Written, Directed and Produced by Sonya Pemberton
Executive Producers Michael Rosenfeld and Sonya Pemberton
NOVA Senior Executive Producer Paula S. Apsell
A NOVA Production by Tangled Bank Studios, LLC in association with Genepool Productions Pty. Ltd. for WGBH Boston.
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