In the 1990s she co-founded MayDay media with Brown University classmate Rory Kennedy. It is a non-profit production and distribution group that uses video as the center force in campaigns that fight racism, sexism, classism and homophobia. The company produced a short video called Fire in Our House about needle exchange programs and their ability to prevent the spread of HIV infections.
In 2002 a documentary she co-directed and produced with Matt Arnett called The Quilts of Gee's Bend was released. This film accompanies a museum exhibition and features the quiltmakers and quilts, historical photography and a musical soundtrack based on the gospel songs of Gee's Bend.
Vadim married Paul Van Winkle in France in June 2010.
- Daughter of Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda
- Half sister of Troy Garity, Nathalie Vadim, Christian Vadim, and Vania Vadim
- Granddaughter of Henry Fonda
- Niece of Peter Fonda
- Cousin of Bridget Fonda and Justin Fonda
- Son named Malcolm (born 1999)
- Daughter named Viva (born 2002)
- Named after Vanessa Redgrave
- "Erowid Psychoactive Vaults : Needle Exchange Article". Erowid.org. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "Fire in Our House". Drcnet.org. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- Vanessa Vadim at the Internet Movie Database
- Works by or about Vanessa Vadim in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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