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.
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
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