Vulcan Productions partnered with director David Darg and RYOT Films, who worked alongside a small but grimly courageous group of Liberian Red Cross workers tasked with collecting the dead during the height of the Ebola outbreak: Body Team 12. Told from the ground in Monrovia, Liberia, this short but powerful film is communicated through the eyes of the only female member of the team, Garmai Sumo, and reveals the heartbreaking, lifesaving work of removing the dead from the victims’ loved ones in order to halt transmission of the disease.
Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, Body Team 12 won the award for Best Documentary Short.
“To overcome this 21st century challenge, we need 21st century solutions.”
Paul G. Allen
“History is defined by people who stood up against huge odds to fight immense battles. If it were not for the courage of the body teams, the Ebola epidemic would be far worse."
"Ebola is not somebody else's problem. It is our problem. We must define a collective vision and ways to create a better future. Because what we do today will save lives tomorrow."
Paul G. Allen
“It is my hope that this film becomes a platform to raise awareness and support for the ongoing Ebola relief efforts, and especially for the newly orphaned children who lost their parents to the disease.”
"The film stands as a testament to the power of storytelling to move people to act."
Action & Impact
"The winning film is a spiritual and inspiring story of personal courage and commitment. The filmmaking team takes us on a fearless journey that restores our faith in humanity." - Tribeca Film Festival Jury Comment
Donate to Operation Blessing's Ebola Orphan Project
This outbreak has passed, but Ebola remains as a threat. Find out how you can help Tackle Ebola today.
David Darg Director - Producer
David Darg is co-founder of RYOT and VP of International Operations at ...Read More
Bryn Mooser Producer
Bryn Mooser is the co-founder of RYOT, the first news website that ...Read More
Garmai Sumo Aid Worker
Garmai Sumo is a registered nurse and has worked as a community health ...Read More
- Spreading Survival
- Call to Action
- Educating & Inspiring
Telling climate stories from around the world through the Film4Climate Global Video Competition.
A call-to-action documentary about a danger we all face: the increasing occurrence of epidemics and the threat of a worldwide pandemic
STEP celebrates the unquenchable spirit of an all-female step team as they train, compete and work to be the first in their family to attend college.
Midsummer in Newtown
A powerful film that encompasses two stories: a community that refused to be defined by tragedy, and the transformative power of the arts.