The worst Ebola outbreak in history began in West Africa late in 2013, killing thousands in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. The outbreak continues to this day, although the number of new cases has declined significantly thanks to the courageous efforts of people like Garmai Sumo, the focal point of a remarkable new film called Body Team 12, which just won the Short Documentary Competition at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
This 13-minute film, produced by RYOT Films, Olivia Wilde, and Vulcan Productions, is the perfect antidote to Ebola overload. Spend 13 minutes with this inspiring story and you may even find yourself motivated to do something. Fortunately RYOT films has established an Ebola orphans fund so you can help some of the children whose parents have died in the outbreak without risking your life. Sumo’s already got that covered.