FrontPageAfrica | In the Shadow of Ebola: Gripping Documentary Trails Liberian Family

Emmanuel Urey and his family’s struggle is the subject of a gripping documentary production by Independent Lens which trails Urey, a Liberian going to school in Wisconsin but who was in Monrovia with some of his children when the Ebola virus broke out.  The film is both an intimate portrait of a family in the center of a terrifying crisis, but also a fascinating look at how a country in the aftermath of a long civil war handled a major health scare.

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TTBOOK | On Our Minds: Responding to Ebola

With the international community sending doctors and resources to help stop Ebola's spread across West Africa, we turn to medical historian Gregg Mitman to help us understand the history behind how people there - and here - are responding to the outbreak.

He was in Liberia when the virus was first reported in the capital, Monrovia.

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