Filmmaker: Su Rynard
AFS Representative: Elizabeth Trojian (Producer)
Runtime: 70 min
How can a tiny mosquito be such an enormous threat to humankind? And how is it that this once distant threat is now lurking in our own backyards? Filmed on four continents and featuring breathtaking macro photography, Mosquito paints an emotionally charged portrait of the people who are now living with mosquito-borne diseases and the people in North America who fear their arrival. Try as we might rid humanity of this problem, the mosquito inevitably outsmarts us, rendering us vulnerable and unprepared for the next epidemic. But are we the victim or perpetrator? Around the globe, human impacts are driving many creatures to edge of extinction, yet we humans have changed the planet for the betterment of the mosquito.
About the Producer
Elizabeth Trojian is the director of development and an executive producer at Yap Films as well as an award-winning producer, writer and director. She has worked on and created many television documentaries and series for North American and international broadcasters. Elizabeth attended the University of Ottawa for her undergraduate degree and Colgate University for her graduate degree in philosophy.