The West African Ebola outbreak, as seen from the ground.
Sierra Leone was one of the countries hit the hardest during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. A local collective of filmmakers followed the outbreak closely, and the documentary is an intimate and sober account of what the crisis looked like on the ground.
We meet health workers who risk their own lives to help, street children with no form of protection, locals who are sceptical to the health authorities, and who don’t understand the gravity until they loose their lives. They tell their own story of Ebola, and give us the opportunity to understand how you survive such a nightmare, as an individual and as a society.
Debate after the screening Tuesday 26th 18:00 Vega Scene Kino TRE:
Surviving Ebola, Tuesday 26th 19:45 Vega Scene Salongen
The summer of 2014 a devastating Ebola epidemic spread in West Africa. It developed into an international crisis, leaving more than 11 000 dead. The local health service was not equipped to deal with a crisis of such magnitude, and yet the local health workers were the core response in the fight against the spread, with enormous personal risk. How can a country still suffering the consequences of civil war, lacking infrastructure and struggling with poverty, mobilize in such a situation? How does the epidemic affect the society and the relation to neighbouring countries? What was the collaboration between the local heath workers and the international organisations like?
Arthur Pratt, Director of Survivors
Tonje Tingberg, Norwegian Red Cross
Ruth Prince, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo
Sissel Overvoll, nurse and field worker for MSF
In cooperation with Centre for Global Health- UiO
and Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Norway (Leger uten grenser)