Our Storied Health Film and Media Series is a year-long integrated media experience that illuminates the importance of our collective health and what can be done to enhance it. Through film screenings, campus conversations, and how-to workshops, this series showcases the power of storytelling as a public health intervention. The Series is curated by Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, Director of the Pandemic Center of the Brown School of Public Health, with public health and environmental scientist and documentary filmmaker Dr. Jennifer Galvin ’95.
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February 5, 2024: "Mossville: When Great Trees Fall" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Panel video coming soon, original event description follows:
Join us for the next event in the Our Storied Health Film and Media Series!
There will be a reception at 5:30pm, a 6pm screening of the award-winning Mossville: When Great Trees Fall, a panel and community discussion to follow.
Mossville: When Great Trees Fall
55 minutes / USA / 2019
October 30, 2023: Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "Shot in the Arm" and Public Health Communication
The Our Storied Health Series launched with a screening of Scott Hamilton Kennedy's Shot in the Arm and a panel discussion on narrative in public health communication moderated by Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo and featuring journalist Maggie Fox and Dr. Jennifer Galvin.
Scott Hamilton Kennedy (THE GARDEN, FOOD EVOLUTION) had begun investigating the global measles epidemic. It was long before anyone had heard of COVID-19. He was 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. Both skeptical and hopeful, SHOT IN THE ARM explores vaccine hesitancy historically and in the context of our modern pandemic. Can we replace cynicism with healthy curiosity and bridge the political divides that make us sick?