Gregg Mitman, a filmmaker and William Coleman Professor of the History of Science, produced “In the Shadow of Ebola” in the wake of the 2015 Ebola crisis in Liberia and neighboring countries. The documentary weaves together a family’s personal story with the story of a nation, as Liberian perspectives and voices some together to connect Ebola’s long-lasting effects across borders. The film becomes especially relevant in 2019 as the World Health Organization declares an Ebola Emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing in Signe Skott Cooper Hall. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Mitman and includes Linda Vakunta, executive director of Project 1808 that has worked extensively in Sierra Leone, and Mosoka Fallah, one of the Liberia health workers featured in the film.
The evening is free and open to the public. Tickets are limited, and registration is required by Aug. 30. Get your film tickets here.