Through the remarkable stories of three individuals at the epicentre of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, Survivors chronicles the unfolding of one of the most acute public health crises of the modern era. Director Arthur Pratt, a filmmaker and a pastor, inevitably unearths political tensions that still linger from the country’s decade-long civil war, yet what also emerges is a heartfelt tribute to the bravery and humanity of the health workers on the frontlines of a terrifying battle.
BEYOND THE SCREEN
Join us in conversation after the film to explore the continuing impact of the Ebola crisis on Sierra Leone, a country that has for decades been forced to prioritise debt repayment over investment in public service infrastructure. We will be joined by guests including representatives from Christian Aid Scotland and Public Health Movement.
Presented in association with Christian Aid.
Arthur Pratt, Lansana Mansaray (aka Barmmy Boy), Banker White, Anna Fitch | Sierra Leone | USA | 2018 | 84 min | English/Krio with English subtitles
Screening as part of Take One Action Film Festival 2019, 18th – 29th September