Do you take vitamin C when you get sick? Well, now you don’t have to! Filmmaker Christina Choate urges you to skip the pill and eat plants instead. In her quest to find the truth about vitamin C, she introduces the man responsible for popularizing vitamin C supplements, retraces the history of scurvy, explains the vitamin’s evolution, biochemistry and richest sources. With wit and humor, she de-bunks popular myths and takes a stand against the quick-fix health industry.
Produced for my M.F.A. in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University, Bozeman in 2012.