The Story of Ebola

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The Story of Ebola 5

This animated story is told by a young girl whose grandfather dies from Ebola and puts the rest of her family at risk. It brings to life the many messages that are so crucial in understanding this disease on a community level.

The film makes visible the invisible Ebola germs to help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves. Critical messages are woven through the story so that people better understand Ebola, see themselves within the context of an outbreak, and see how to act in ways that can keep themselves safe from the disease and protect their communities.

This film is intended to help meet the need for better education and awareness that is critical in eradicating this disease in West Africa, and whenever and wherever potential outbreaks may threaten communities in the future.

Director: Yoni Goodman

Producer: Deborah Van Dyke

Story: Deborah Van Dyke

Executive producer: Peter Cardellichio

Associate producers: Mark Binder, Simon Lawson

Art director: Uri Inks

Animators: Yoni Goodman, Sefi Gayego, Elie Klimis

Vfx and post production: Yoni Goodman

English narration: Ayesha Casely-Hayford
Recorded at: Just Voices, London, UK
Recording technician: Peter Warnock
Music, sound FX, and mix: Uri Kalian – Sweetsound

Content reviewers: Ombretta Baggio, IFRC; Jonathan Shadid, UNICEF; Alif Iman Nurlambang, IFRC; Amanda McClelland, IFRC

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of the National Red Cross Societies of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea who have inspired, guided, and supported the development of this film with their tireless work and passionate commitment to the people in need.

This film was produced with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, mPowering Frontline Health Workers, and individual donations from Deborah Rose and friends from the Mad River Valley, Vermont – and beyond.

Copyright © 2015, Global Health Media Project. This film may be used according to the terms of our Creative Commons License: free distribution with attribution, no commercial use, no alterations.

💬 Comments on the video

Save one person, you're a hero, save a thousand, you're a nurse.

Author — Cristina Fisher


Nurses save the day, They deserve a lot of respect.

Author — HCN


Anyone else notice the colours got more saturated when the village was safe?

Author — legoladplaywell


Can I just say how well this was animated?

Author — IVY_Chicken


has a test about ebola in school
watches this


Author — MLXツ


This was so well animated and it made me really happy at the end when her mom came back.

Author — Emmy Soupcan


Her accent is very beautiful! so is this amazing story💓

Author — xo.a n g e l f a c e


nurses are so brave, i wouldn't have been able to go in a room full of sick people, they deserve tons of respect

Author — ugh gross


Wow finally an ebola video thats not joking around

Author — Scottr 7


Media like this should always get first pick of funding and distribution, especially in areas and countries where this is a big problem.

Author — Christopher Spaulding


This is actually pretty good especially the animation.
Well done.

Author — Blue Soda


the thing is a young girl helped save her mother's life.

Author — Soy Lidia


I learned more stuff about ebola with this than at school

A cartoon taught me better than a building of teachers


Author — jumana


I admire the strength of the girl, she saved the whole village, after the nurse of course!

Author — Luka Lukšić


This was actually more educational than I thought! Beautiful! Please show people this!

Author — FlamingHeartComics


This video should have millions of views!

Author — Allu71


This is a must-watch. I also liked the girl's accent.

Author — Matt The Grapefruit


I can't imagine how terrifying it would be do have to live through this most recent ebola outbreak. This animation is fantsatic and a great way to educate everyone about the dangers of this terrible disease.

Author — Jaqen


Spread this, translate it to every language in the world!

Author — KD Do


This should be shown in my school so people will stop joking about Ebola. It's a sad thing.
The animation was great, the story was sad, but it got the point across. 10/10.

Author — peyton yt