In the midst of COVID-19 spreading globally, a group of scientists, outside of the commercial vaccine world, take it upon themselves to save lives and improve science by making and publishing their own vaccine and research, and in part creating the world’s first open-source vaccine. Many argue this is a “do-it-yourself vaccine” that risks safety, this project’s accessibility creates an in for countries and scientists seeking to help their communities that historically have been excluded from vaccine research and development, and often chosen much later to receive the vaccines from the corporate pipeline. Due to the pandemic, this film was made remotely.
Julia Keahey is an award-winning documentary producer. Her original short documentary, Walk on the Mountain, was named an official selection of eleven festivals, winning five awards, and being selected to two world tours. She holds a BA in Documentary Studies and Production from Ithaca College. more...
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