West African Delegation: SURVIVORS & WeOwnTV invited to IDFA 2018
Amsterdam Human Rights Award
We’re thrilled to announce that SURVIVORS will be making its European Premiere at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA)’s Frontlight Competition! The film is also nominated for the prestigious Amsterdam Human Rights Award.
Global Health Film Festival Screening December 8
“The Amsterdam Human Rights Award will be presented by the city of Amsterdam on Tuesday, November 20 to a documentary film that portrays the theme of human rights with great cinematographic force. The winning film will be chosen by three international jurors. This year ten films compete for the Amsterdam Human Rights Award.”
Life in the Time of Ebola: Inside the 2014 Epidemic in Sierra Leone
“UK premiere of Survivors at the Global Health Film Festival in Bloomsbury, London on Saturday, December 8th at 1:30pm
POV Preview: Meet the Overlooked Heroes and “Survivors” of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
"In Ebola-affected areas, the situation on the ground was not what was actually shown to the rest of the world," says Pratt. "The rest of the world was not seeing the fact that first respondents in this situation are locals, not international workers."
WeOwnTV Captures the Ebola crisis from the perspective of those who lived it in Sierra Leone
“During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country received international press attention because healthcare workers from both Europe and the United States contracted the disease and were later diagnosed in their home countries. We all remember seeing the images of bodies being carried in white sheets on the news. The fear was palpable and immediate, since it was possible that Ebola might spread beyond the borders of West Africa. But what about the people who lived it?”
Hope and resilience in the Time of Ebola
“It’s an incredibly tragic event that happened in a string of tragic events for that country, but to have Sierra Leonean media makers really actively involved in commenting on and recording the history feels like a real accomplishment”
Clay Cane Talks with Arthur Pratt about the Ebola Outbreak
“Sierra Leoneans take center stage as storytellers and active witnesses in a new documentary about the Ebola outbreak.”
Sierra Leone filmmakers join forces to document the devastating effect of Ebola in their country
Pastor Arthur Pratt, Director of the film Survivors, talks Ebola Outbreak on the Clay Cane Show. The Clay Cane Show tackles the most controversial topics in America. With thought leaders, policy makers, influencers and Clay's raw perspective, the show will encourage you to see beyond your lens and challenge traditions. Listen here.
WeOwnTV on BBC NewsHour: #KickEbolaOutOfSierraLeone
“While the plague is said to have begun in rural Guinea, it quickly spread to other countries, including Liberia and Sierra Leone, challenging the already poor health systems in these countries, and slumping their economies and populations in just 24 months.”
WeOwnTV production manager Barmmy Boy and our #KickEbolaOutOfSierra Leone campaign were featured in a BBC News Hour piece last night. Great exposure for their very important work. To learn more about the campaign and to support their efforts please visit: weowntv.org/donate/ebola-campaign/