Africa Investigates Al Jazeera Preview: Liberia – Living with Ebola + Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Clive Patterson and award-winning reporter Sorious Samura. Moderated by Tom Clarke, science editor for Channel 4 News.
Emmy- and BAFTA-winning reporter from Sierra Leone, Sorious Samura joins Liberian investigative reporter, Mae Azango, to reveal the inside story of the Ebola outbreak from the worst hit country – Liberia. Bringing an African perspective to the devastating spread of the virus, they reveal not only the heroic efforts being made by teams on the front line, but also the deep anger and mistrust held by Liberians towards their government in this time of crisis.
Furious health workers rage against the authorities for cuts in their pay, while their colleagues continue to die at an alarming rate. As belated international support finally pours in, Samura discovers the hidden impact of the outbreak. This timely and challenging film offers an inside view of a country living with Ebola.
Directed by Clive Patterson