Family Shots

David Sieveking | Germany | 2018 | 93'

Category - Beware! Parents on Board!



David Sieveking’s autobiographical documentary Family Shots tells the story of a loving couple and the challenges they face when their first baby is born. Confronted with the extensive vaccination schedule for newborns they realize they do not agree on this issue. To solve their conflict and insecurity David sets out on a research trip to unearth the facts and dispel the myths surrounding vaccinations. Constantly torn between his family duties at home and his investigations David travels through Europe and as far as West Africa to get to the bottom of it. The result is both a family comedy and a profound research into the global impact of vaccination today.


Director:David Sieveking

Producer:Martin Heisler, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger

Production Company:Flare Film, Lichtblick Film

Editor:Catrin Vogt, Mirja Gerle

Cinematographer:Adrian Stähli, Kaspar Köpke

Sound:Sebastian Kleinloh, Felix Heibges, Björn Wiese