In March 2014, worldwide news agencies started to talk about a deadly virus in West Africa. First seen in Guinea, it then spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia, a region which included big cities. Then one of the inflicted traveled to Nigeria by plane, carrying the virus to a new country. The death toll numbered in thousands.

World Health Organization (WHO) issued a declaration that this virus called Ebola was the most dangerous virus that has hitherto visited West Africa and called for urgent measures.

The documentary “In the Shadow of Ebola” focuses on the source of this virus. It explains how this virus, first seen in Congo and Sudan in 1976, resurfaced and narrates the virus’ scientific description, the panic it created in the world, the efforts to remedy it.

Credits
2015, 26′, 16 x 9, Renkli, HD, Türkçe, İngilizce, Mandinka

Director & Producer: Dîdem Şahin
Production Companny: TRT Documentary
Script: Dîdem Şahin
Edit: Çetin Timur
Cameraperson: Melik Külekci, Dîdem Şahin
Subtitles: Aylin Akdeniz

Broadcasted on TRT Documentary
3. Boğaziçi Film Festival, Retrospective, 2015
3. Antakya Golden Daphnia Film Festival, Special Screening, 2015

Categories: Documentary

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Documentary

Dumbuto’s Women

Under Development   In the village of Dumbuto in The Gambia, a group of women come together to set up a theater group; their plays address social matters, aim to make their people conscious. After Read more…

Documentary

Alberto Manguel’s journey to Tanpınar’s World

This project is under development.   Invited by the Tanpınar Literature Festival, organized in Turkey, the acclaimed Argentian writer Alberto Manguel comes to Turkey and visits the cities mentioned in Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s “Five Cities”. Read more…

Documentary

Turkmens

Narrating the story of Türkmens since the time of the Göktürks in the vast Mongolian steppes, this drama-documentary starts in a bride’s house in Kirkuk and takes its viewer in a journey to Türkmen’s past. Read more…

Dîdem Şahin
%d bloggers like this: