As many of you know, the Ebola virus has plagued West Africa, and now the borders of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have been shut down. The situation is dire and unfortunately the proper information is not being disseminated, which is leading to the spread of this deadly virus.
A group of Sierra Leonean-Americans in the entertainment industry came together to shoot an informational PSA for Sierra Leone and the West African region. Conspiracy theories and rumors have run rampant, keeping people away from hospitals, afraid that the very doctors who are there to help them are the ones giving them the virus. The key goal of this PSA is to target West African communities with very high illiteracy rates to make sure that these individuals get the proper information to seek medical assistance if infected, and stress the importance of taking preventative measures to keep the Ebola virus from spreading.
We are in contact with various channels to help us with distribution in Sierra Leone. We are also translating the video into numerous West African dialects from various countries to widen our reach.
Please watch and share. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The End Ebola Now Team:
Nzinga Blake - Producer/Writer/Director - @nzingablake
Stephanie Filo - Producer/Writer/Editor - @stephaniefilo
Shalimar Zahra - Producer/Writer - @shaleader
Irene Edwards - Associate Producer/Writer - @reneygirl
Adetokumboh M'Cormack - Producer - @adetokumboh
Vincent Shakir - DP/Producer/Sound - @vincentshakir
Jared Safier - Producer - @jsafier