Thursday, August 16, 2012

Last day of interning!

Hi everyone! Today is, sadly, my last day of working on Mosquito, and I just wanted to talk briefly about the great experience I've had. I came into this project knowing that I am interested in public health and in the various forms that public health messages can be spread throughout communities, countries, and the world. I didn't know anything about documentaries or about mosquitoes (other than the stuff that everyone knows, i.e. that they are annoying and the only bad part of summer). Since the day I started working at Intention Media, I have learned about mosquitoes, the diseases they spread, film production, documentaries, and social media. I attended my first two film shoots, helped sort through the raw footage of the now famous Key West Town Hall meeting (among other important and interesting footage), developed a new interest in (and concern for) the worldwide crisis of mosquito-borne diseases, and, most of all, a new fear of and hatred towards mosquitoes generally.

I'm so glad to have worked with such great people who taught me so much. Thanks for reading and I hope to be back soon!


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