Gregg Mitman, Sarita Siegel (UK, Liberia, USA)
An intimate story of a family and a nation torn apart by the Ebola outbreak. The film makers follow a student and his family, divided between the United States and Liberia, who open our eyes to the ripple effects of the outbreak on Liberians. As the crisis unfolds, the government is shut down, schools and markets closed, and food prices rise, Liberians find themselves fighting an invisible war, which, in its chaos and confusion, is painfully reminiscent of the recent fourteen-year civil war. As the death toll from Ebola climbs, mistrust and disbelief are replaced by compassion and inner resolve as, with international aid slow to arrive, Liberians turn to each other for help. Community empowerment and action help to build trust and stabilize the number of new Ebola cases.