Barely a month has passed since Stanley Juah, a father of four, took his son out of quarantine. Now fourteen people are dead and Stanley's fellow villagers want his life. Only a pastor stands between Stanley and the anger of his people.
Filmed over the course of six months, WE WANT YOU TO LIVE tells a story beyond Ebola. It is a timeless tale about guilt and forgiveness - about the human condition in times of crisis.
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What people say about the Film
The documentary does not just focus on how the disease is devastating, it evokes the spiritual, economic, social, and cultural impacts of a disease that has tested what is "human" in us human beings.
DR. PASCHAL KYIIRIPUO KYOORE
Director, African Studies Program
Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, MN
Very powerful, very touching and I love that it focuses via the story of Stanley on an entire society's Ebola story. I also love that it shows how Liberians (ordinary, dedicated Liberians) themselves took control of finding a solution to their tragedy.
Stanley's story actually puts into film the most important lesson for me - that to expect people to behave rationally during an Ebola outbreak - is irrational behavior. Stanley behaved normally ... something that we find hard to come to terms with.
Infectious disease epidemiologist
This incredible film is a testament to the bravery, strength and resilience of those who helped to fight the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Regional Director of the Medical Corpse
for Ebola Response in West Africa
I applaude you for the fine job done to present Liberians as human beings with voice and capacity to tell their own story, make decisions about their own story, make decisions about their predicament(s), live with dignity and strength in the face of the Ebola catastrophe.
Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome
Professor of Political Science,
African & Women's Studies
Brooklyn College, CUNY
An outstanding documentary!
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