After Ebola: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV696
Producing Agencies: CTV
Subject: Black History, Current Events, Global Issues, Health and Medicine, History, Medicine, Politics, Social Issues
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 20:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Before the U.S. Civil War brutally settled the issue of slavery, more than 1,500 freed and free-born Black Americans created a settlement in West Africa, where they had liberty. They called it Liberia, and even adapted the U.S. flag to represent it. Today, Liberia has just come through a catastrophe.
The Ebola virus ravaged families and left a broken economy of survivors. CTV'ss Kayla Hounsell travelled to Liberia, a country which now stands as an example to the world of what's possible, when politics is swept aside and people unite to help.
Includes W5 Extended Interview:
Abdul Sirleaf lost 7 family members to Ebola is just 2 days. He discusses the devastating impact the virus has had on his family.
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