a film by David Sieveking


Germany | 2017 | 95:00 min

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Theatrical Release April 12, 2018
VOD Release March 14, 2019
DVD Release March 22, 2019
David Sieveking’s autobiographical feature doc 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. FAMILY SHOTS is both, a tongue-in-cheek family comedy and a profound research into the global impact of vaccination today.

A documentary by David Sieveking in co-production with Lichtblick Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg., in cooperation with ARTE.
With the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessische Filmförderung and Deutscher Filmförderfonds/FFA. Distributed by farbfilm verleih.
DOK Leipzig
LOLA@BERLINALE, shortlisted for German Film Award - Best Documentary
Cast and Crew
  • Director David Sieveking
  • Producer Martin Heisler (Flare Film GmbH), Carl-Ludwig Rettinger (Lichtblick Film)
  • Director of Photography Adrian Stähli, Kaspar Köpke
  • Sound Sebastian Kleinloh, Felix Heibges
  • Score Jessica de Rooij
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