Documentary Films


A film by David Sievking 

In co-production with FLARE 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.
Distribution: farbfilm verleih.

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.

Written & Directed by: David Sieveking
Producers: Martin Heisler, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
Producer: Katharina Bergfeld
Commissioning editors: Sonja Scheider I Monika Lobkowicz I Matthias Leybrand I Rolf Bergmann
Camera: Adrian Stähli I Kaspar Köpke
Editor: Catrin Vogt I Mirja Gerle

DOK Leipzig 2017  - German Competition
- nominated for the ver.di-Preis für Solidarität, Menschlichkeit und Fairness
- nominated for the Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Instituts & Gedanken-Aufschluss, DEFA-  Förderpreis