Our first film, Everybody’s Business, which was shown Sept. 16, 2013, is a powerful documentary that was nominated for a Student Academy Award. It was directed by Bay Area director and editor Laura Green, a recent graduate of the MFA program in documentary film and video at Stanford University, where she was the recipient of the Theodore and Frances Geballe Fellowship.
The small, tight-knit community of Vashon Island, Washington, has become a reluctant poster child for the growing debate around childhood vaccinations. This portrait of an island community digs beneath the surface to investigate the tensions between individual choices and collective responsibilities.
Dr. Douglas Opel led a panel to discuss this important issue along with Drs. Wendy Sue Swanson and Ed Marcuse; Vashon community member Celina Yarkin; and Janna Bardi from the Washington State Department of Health.
Be on the lookout for our second film in the series, coming in March 2014. Please contact Kate Landry with any questions.