Before anyone had heard of COVID-19, filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy (THE GARDEN, FOOD EVOLUTION) began investigating the global measles epidemic. Filming with top public health officials–including Tony Fauci–as well as rare interviews with anti-vaccine activists who were persuading parents by the millions to refuse vaccines for their children.
Then COVID-19 happened.
Acting quickly, Kennedy shifted his directorial eye to this once-in-a-century tragedy. The resulting film is Shot in the Arm, a fascinating new documentary that is both skeptical and hopeful. Shot in the Arm explores vaccine hesitancy historically and in the context of our modern pandemic.
The film opens this Friday Novemeber 17th at the Laemmle Glendale. Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, producer Neil deGrasse Tyson, and subject Karen Ernst will be participating in a live Q&A following the 7:20pm showing. There will be another Q&A on November 18th following the 7:20pm screening with Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Karen Ernst only.
Cherry the Geek TV spoke with Kennedy and Tyson about the documentary, vaccines, the dangers of Robert Kennedy Jr. and misinformation and more. You can watch the full interview by clicking on the link below.
Shot in the Arm will open in additional theaters in the next few months and will air on PBS in the spring. You can find out more info about the film and upcoming screenings by visiting the film’s website at https://shotinthearmmovie.com/