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MIPCOM Picks ’15: Ebola – Death in a Village

This film follows five characters, connected by the task of stabilizing their village in Liberia and ending the Ebola outbreak, as they battle the disease over a three-month period.
September 1, 2015


Partners: Produced by Docdays Productions, with Al Jazeera America and SWR in association with ARTE, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; distributed by PBS International
Length: 1 x 54 minutes
Premiering: 2016 (ARTE, France)
Rights available: Worldwide

Liberia, declared Ebola-free as of this past May, was one of the hardest hit regions in the 2014 outbreak of the horrifying disease in West Africa. This film follows five characters, connected by the task of stabilizing the area and ending the outbreak, as they battle the disease over a three-month period. By focusing on a village – rural Bong County – and the disease’s impact upon it, we see the terrible toll Ebola took on the region, and witness the bravery and unflinching resolve needed to drive it out.

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