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COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC)

CPRC in the News

March 10th, 2021


As part of VaccinateLA (Kipke/Baezconde-Garbanati, PIs), Jeremy Kagan and Sheila Murphy’s Telling Stories, Saving Lives worked with young Latinx and African American filmmakers trained at USC School of Cinematic Arts to create two short stories that debunk common myths that underlie vaccine hesitancy in those specific populations. 

Of Reasons and Rumors follows a tight-knit Latino family in East LA who disagree about the importance and safety of Covid vaccination. 

The films were produced by filmmakers representing these communities with the support of USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Keck School of Medicine at USC (VaccinateLA, StayConnectedLA) and ACTransformative Media. 

For more information, please contact Laura Stoddard (laura.stoddard@med.usc.edu).

Latinx - Of Reasons and Rumors (English Version)

Latinx - Of Reasons and Rumors (Spanish Version)

African American - Happy Birthday, Granny