Killa Dizez – Vita e morte al tempo di Ebola
Robert Farren, Nikki Gold
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While life seems to go on almost normally on the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone is facing a “Killa Dizez” – another name for Ebola. This is not a character-driven documentary, rather it is a vision of the ordinary and cruel face of the epidemic. In the hospitals, we encounter different stories and destinies: patients who die, patients who survive, international Ebola workers, local workers who face stigma from their own communities. To the extent of our knowledge, this documentary shows the only footage ever taken inside the so called “red zone,” the confinement area and ICU ward where highly contagious patients are treated. The director had exclusive access to these wards after undergoing special training for biohazard suits and the decontamination process...