A young filmmaker with an interest in film since childhood who saw cinematic potential in the story of John Snow because of the visual media Snow used to present data has produced a short film entitled "Snow". He calls it the "latest rendition of the Father of Epidemiology". The focus of the film is on Snow's struggle to convince the public and the scientific establishment about the validity of his ideas about cholera... Go to article.
John Snow Society Broad Sheet
A short film telling the Soho cholera story, 'Snow', has just been shot in Los Angeles. The writer/director, Isaac Ergas, was inspired by Dr John Snow's work while studying for a MPH and the project was funded by the Sloan Science Foundation, in collaboration with the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and Dr Larry Kushi, a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente. Using a volunteer crew of... Go to article.
University of Southern California Global Health
Isaac Ergas, USC Graduate Film Production Student, was recently awarded a grant from The Sloan Foundation to begin development on a short live action film about Dr. John Snow and his fight against Cholera. Ergas received his Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. Now, after writing and directing several festival-bound films, he is nearly finished with his Masters of Fine Arts degree in film and television production at the University of Southern California. Says Ergas… Go to article.
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Isaac Ergas, M.P.H. '01, was awarded a grant from The Sloan Foundation to begin development on a short live-action film about Dr. John Snow and his fight against cholera (www.snowthemovie.com). Specifically, the film focuses on Snow's activities in London during the sweltering summer of 1854 and the days leading up to the historic moment of removing the handle from the Broad Street Pump. Ergas is working on his M.F.A. in film and television production at the University of Southern California. He previously served as a community development volunteer in the Peace Corps in Cameroon, Africa.... Go to article.