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THE STIGMA OF SURVIVING EBOLA

Jattu survived Ebola, but she knows: even after the illness subsides, she still risks infecting others through bodily fluids for another three months. This is why she consistently rebuffs her husband’s advances. But he refuses to understand and throws her out of the house, furious. Jattu seeks shelter at her sister’s, but she too turns Jattu away—ignorant of the fact that Jattu is no longer infectious in daily life. It’s Jattu’s young niece who finally manages to better inform the adults.

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU

THE STIGMA OF SURVIVING EBOLA

Jattu survived Ebola, but she knows: even after the illness subsides, she still risks infecting others through bodily fluids for another three months. This is why she consistently rebuffs her husband’s advances. But he refuses to understand and throws her out of the house, furious. Jattu seeks shelter at her sister’s, but she too turns Jattu away—ignorant of the fact that Jattu is no longer infectious in daily life. It’s Jattu’s young niece who finally manages to better inform the adults.

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FILMMAKERS

Director Henrietta Mbawah
Director of Photography George Lewis
Editor + Camera Assistant Henry Komba
Sound Ice
Assistant Sound Fatima Kargbo

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU THE

FILMMAKERS

Director

Henrietta Mbawah

Director of Photography

George Lewis

Editor + Camera Assistant

Henry Komba

Sound

Ice

Assistant Sound

Fatima Kargbo

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU THE

FILM INFORMATION

Type Fiction
Length 11:26 min.
Language Krio with English or German subtitles
Country of origin Sierra Leone
Year 2015

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU THE

FILM INFORMATION

Type

Fiction

Length

11:26 min.

Language

Krio with English or German subtitles

Country of origin

Sierra Leone

Year

2015

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone (officially the Republic of Sierra Leone) borders Guinea in the north and Liberia in the southeast. Freetown is the country’s capital and economic centre. English is the official language of this former British colony, but most people speak Krio.
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Over a thousand schools were destroyed during the civil war that lasted from 1991 to 2002. Following the Ebola epidemic (2014-2016), the country is now working to rebuild state and social infrastructure. Both Sierra Leone’s constitution and the 2004 Education Act mandate nine years of compulsory basic education, but full compliance is not possible due to a lack of schools and teachers. The literacy rate of the adult population in 2015 was 48.1% (women: 37.7%, men: 58.7%).
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Sierra Leone has a great variety of media. After a long debate, 2013 saw the passing of a freedom of information law. Sierra Leone ranked 85th out of 180 countries on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published by Reporters without Borders.

COME, I’LL SHOW YOU THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone (officially the Republic of Sierra Leone) borders Guinea in the north and Liberia in the southeast. Freetown is the country’s capital and economic centre. English is the official language of this former British colony, but most people speak Krio.
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Over a thousand schools were destroyed during the civil war that lasted from 1991 to 2002. Following the Ebola epidemic (2014-2016), the country is now working to rebuild state and social infrastructure. Both Sierra Leone’s constitution and the 2004 Education Act mandate nine years of compulsory basic education, but full compliance is not possible due to a lack of schools and teachers. The literacy rate of the adult population in 2015 was 48.1% (women: 37.7%, men: 58.7%).
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Sierra Leone has a great variety of media. After a long debate, 2013 saw the passing of a freedom of information law. Sierra Leone ranked 85th out of 180 countries on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published by Reporters without Borders.