Body Team 12

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Body Team 12
File:Body Team 12 poster.png
Film poster
Directed by David Darg
Produced by David Darg
Bryn Mooser
Executive producers
Olivia Wilde
Paul Allen
Carole Tomko
Written by David Darg
Cinematography David Darg
Edited by David Darg
Production
company
Distributed by RYOT Films
Release dates
April 19, 2015
Running time
13 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Body Team 12 is a 2015 short-documentary film about the Red Cross workers of Liberia who collected dead bodies during the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The story is told by Garmai Sumo, a female worker who served as a nurse during the epidemic. It is directed by David Darg and produced by Darg and Bryn Mooser, while Olivia Wilde and Paul Allen of Vulcan Productions are executive producers.[1]

The documentary was well received by critics and earned widespread critical acclaim. It won the Best Documentary Short award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Body Team 12 is nominated for the Documentary Short Subject category at the 88th Academy Awards.[2]

Plot

Garmai Sumo is the only female member of Body Team 12, a group of medical professionals who handle the bodies of the victims of Ebola in Liberia. The film focuses on Sumo's perspective of the crisis in her country.

Reception

The film won a Best Documentary award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival The jury explained, "The winning film is a spiritual and inspiring story of personal courage and commitment. The filmmaking team takes us on a fearless journey that restores our faith in humanity and inspires viewers to be optimistic despite facing the most extreme challenges."[3]

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