The Story of Ebola

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Produced by Global Health Media Project in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman. Download link: This animated story is told by a young girl whose grandfather dies from Ebola and puts the rest of her family at risk. It brings to life the many messages that are so crucial in understanding this disease on a community level. The film makes visible the invisible Ebola germs to help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves. Critical messages are woven through the story so that people better understand Ebola, see themselves within the context of an outbreak, and see how to act in ways that can keep themselves safe from the disease and protect their communities. This film is intended to help meet the need for better education and awareness that is critical in eradicating this disease in West Africa, and whenever and wherever potential outbreaks may threaten communities in the future. Director: Yoni Goodman Producer: Deborah Van Dyke Story: Deborah Van Dyke Executive producer: Peter Cardellichio Associate producers: Mark Binder, Simon Lawson Art director: Uri Inks Animators: Yoni Goodman, Sefi Gayego, Elie Klimis Vfx and post production: Yoni Goodman English narration: Ayesha Casely-Hayford Recorded at: Just Voices, London, UK Recording technician: Peter Warnock Music, sound FX, and mix: Uri Kalian – Sweetsound Content reviewers: Ombretta Baggio, IFRC; Jonathan Shadid, UNICEF; Alif Iman Nurlambang, IFRC; Amanda McClelland, IFRC Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of the National Red Cross Societies of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea who have inspired, guided, and supported the development of this film with their tireless work and passionate commitment to the people in need. This film was produced with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, mPowering Frontline Health Workers, and individual donations from Deborah Rose and friends from the Mad River Valley, Vermont – and beyond. Copyright © 2015, Global Health Media Project. This film may be used according to the terms of our Creative Commons License: free distribution with attribution, no commercial use, no alterations.

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Just Isla : My teacher showed this to us

legoladplaywell : Anyone else notice the colours got more saturated when the village was safe?

Cristina Fisher : Save one person, you're a hero, save a thousand, you're a nurse.

Jaqen : I can't imagine how terrifying it would be do have to live through this most recent ebola outbreak. This animation is fantsatic and a great way to educate everyone about the dangers of this terrible disease.

HCN : Nurses save the day,They deserve a lot of respect.

Jumana Al Hamadani : I learned more stuff about ebola with this than at school A cartoon taught me better than a building of teachers what????

Faxe_OEM : has a test about ebola in school watches this Got a STRAIGHT A

Alexandra Georgiana : that was soo educational

Scottr 7 : Wow finally an ebola video thats not joking around

B E G O N E T H O T ! : Her accent is very beautiful! so is this amazing story💓

Alley Jordan : that's why we wash our hands

valerian pinto : Am infection control nurse. this is one of the marvelous and great video. its very difficult to educate people but like this video speaks more than my words.thank for entire team.

Texdevastator : i really love her accent

Zachary Wilson : I find this very emotional. You barely ever see these sorts of video anymore, and it is nice to see that people are still reaching out to people.

Matt The Grapefruit : This is a must-watch. I also liked the girl's accent.

BoyDoILoveCheese : This was so well animated and it made me really happy at the end when her mom came back.

Kylie England : So sweet! It is amazing how people work together to protect eachother from these things

Abigail Folkes : This is sad but true, good job!

FlamingHeartComics : This was actually more educational than I thought! Beautiful! Please show people this!

Cristavel Flores : I thought it would only show information but after I watched it I LOVED IT

ugh gross : nurses are so brave, i wouldn't have been able to go in a room full of sick people, they deserve tons of respect

SamTheRedNoseFox : Wow I have never new this about Ebola thanks for teaching me

JulieLPS : That little girl saved her moms, dads and her life. We should be proud of her.

Lidia : the thing is a young girl helped save her mother's life.

Saltoon : I'm glad everyone stayed calm about her having the Ebola virus, her mother survived and so did the rest of the village. If it hadn't been for the girl and the nurse, many people could have died.

Blue Soda : This is actually pretty good especially the animation. Well done.

Allu71 : This video should have millions of views!

peyton yt : This should be shown in my school so people will stop joking about Ebola. It's a sad thing. The animation was great, the story was sad, but it got the point across. 10/10.

Alexandra Gignac : Beautiful animation! I love the girls accent!

Luka Lukšić : I admire the strength of the girl, she saved the whole village, after the nurse of course!

Oh Ilona : I cried after I saw this, a very good little story, very touchy, and positive. You guys did a great job on the video. Thank you .

ReDleGiThacK : I like how she says "gems" instead or "germs". Hee accent is nice and this video is real educational.

KD Do : Spread this, translate it to every language in the world!

Flora Manzano : not only was this beautifully animated and educational, but it really played with the heartstrings.:) so well done

GGG : i like the animation

loly : Amazing animation and very sad and touching story

Ath3na : what a sad, but beautiful story

Alyssa Zoleta : great animations! I've learned alot about ebola!

nothing OvO : So well animated im impressed!

Christopher Spaulding : Media like this should always get first pick of funding and distribution, especially in areas and countries where this is a big problem.

Luca Genet : God bless. Thank for educating people about this virus.

Da Wae Leader : I like the animation and the story

D om : at least I know that if I get it, I can control it and possibly get rid of it.

liga : This is beautifull

FLAWLESS : The detail is amazing

Marit : I will share this You did this animation really really good!! We need more videos like this!

joseph cervantes : When her grandfather died that was sad but she is so brave

Philipp Ern : I can imagine this beimg schowed at every school in west africa

ZoombieFart : One of the best videos I have ever seen in my life. Amazing job. This is very educational and helpful for anyone that wants to know what ebola means or what it does. Thank you for your hard work for putting this together. I'm pretty sure that you spent many days or months on this and this animation. The animation was brilliant. Stay as a optimist!