Discovering Albert

Produced in collaboration with Gebhard Keny and Vanessa Douglas of Haverford College. Released: May, 2012, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Recipient of the Best Film Award, Coursework Film Category, at the 2012 Tri-Co Film Festival.

In 1943, my grandfather, Albert Schatz, discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis. His discovery saved millions of lives and resulted in the closure of tuberculosis sanitariums around the world. His research advisor stole the credit for the discovery and won the Nobel Prize.

This documentary, about my grandfather’s story, is the precursor to the longer documentary I am making.

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I am continuing this project, producing a feature-length documentary that tells more of my grandfather’s story. To find out more, click here.