WeSurvive: Stories of the Ebola Outbreak

WeSurvive: Stories of the Ebola Outbreak is a web-based, oral history database that allows users to access a substantial collection of personal video testimonials from Ebola survivors, their family members, and other community members affected by the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak. We believe it is vital that West Africans contribute directly and significantly to the historical record of this global health crisis and help contribute to how the Ebola crisis and the region are understood.

We are highly motivated to preserve this archive and to continue our work to facilitate the inclusion of African voices in the telling of African history.We hope that these interviews will aid in a deeper level of understanding and will improve strategies implemented by foreign systems in the future. We also aim to develop a set of standards and best practices for the process of creating a new archive from already existing materials captured during the production of non-fiction documentary film.

Project Lead
Banker White

Production Team
Arthur Pratt

Barmmy Boy Mansaray

Project Advisors
Pamela Scully
Walter Hawthorne
Alana Conor
Robb Moss
Rev. Canon Dr. J.E. Modupe Taylor Pearce
Kamal Sinclair

Digital Oral Histories database | in development