Camera as Witness Program - Stanford Arts presents the series
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ARTS AND EMPATHY
co-presented with Palo Alto Libraries, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and Muse
Moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF
Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts.
(82 min) Sierra Leone/US
Directors: Arthur Pratt, Banker White, Anna Fitch, Barrmmy Boy
Producers: Anna Fitch, Arthur Pratt, Banker White, Barrmmy Boy, Samantha Grant, Sara Dosa
Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmaker Arthur Pratt, Survivors presents a heart-connected portrait of his country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the socio-political turmoil that lies in its wake. It interweaves the heroic stories of Mohamed Bangura, the senior ambulance driver at the country’s main ambulance dispatch location and Margaret Sesay, a nurse who works at the EMERGENCY Ebola treatment center in Freetown caring for some of the sickest patients. Through intimate vérité footage of these characters’ daily lives, the film not only explores how the epidemic ravaged families and communities, but it also reveals broken infrastructures, deep misunderstandings between international aid organizations and the communities they serve, as well as unresolved political tensions after the decade-long civil war.
To obtain the link to watch the film at home and join the Zoom panel dicussion please RSVP by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 05, 2020 and put the desired film title in the Subject: line