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We want you to live – Liberia’s fight against Ebola

Carl Gierstorfer (Writer/Director) and Antje Boehmert (Executive Producer) have won the Grimme Award, one of the most prestigious awards for German television, for best in Information & Culture.
This striking documentary tells the compelling story of one Liberian community’s fight for survival against Ebola. The film is told from the perspective of those who personally faced the disease, showcasing the ravages, death and tragedy they confronted, but also their struggle to bring the outbreak to an end.

With great emotional depth, four main characters from the village reveal their efforts to confront the outbreak and the difficult process of recovering from its deadly reach. Mabel Musa, an ambulance nurse, and her team spearhead the fight against the spreading outbreak. Stanley lives in hiding—he’s blamed for bringing Ebola to their village and is now an outcast. But Reverend Victor Padmore fights to reunite Stanley with his fellow villagers. Tawoo battles the virus and survives, and though his family members succumb to Ebola, he remains strong and determined to take back his life. These compelling stories reveal the human toll of this deadly disease.

Nominiert for Best Short Documentary, Madrid Film Fest International 2016

Visa Pour L’Image-Perpignan 2016

Ethnografilm Festival Paris 2016

Originaltitel: We want you to live – Liberia’s Fight against Ebola
Regisseur: Carl Gierstorfer
Kamera: Carl Gierstorfer
Ton: Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt
Schnitt & Art Director: Marcel Ozan Riedel
Producer: Max Salomon
Musik: Ólafur Arnalds
Produzentin: Antje Boehmert
Produktionsleitung: Mareike Müller
Produktionsassistenz: Frieda Jage
Länge: 50/53 min
Produktionsjahr: 2016
Verkauf: PBS International

Eine Produktion von DOCDAYS Productions in Ko-Produktion mit Al Jazeera America, SWR in Zusammenarbeit mit ARTE, produziert mit Unterstützung des Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting und Weltvertrieb PBS International.

Ein neuer Film des Regisseurs von THE BLOODY TRUTH