Online Program

Body Team 12

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

David Darg, RYOT, Los Angeles, CA
BT12 is tasked with collecting the victims at the height of the Ebola outbreak. These body collectors have arguably the most dangerous and gruesome job in the world. Yet despite the strain they emerge as heroes while the film explores their philosophy and strength. The story is told on the ground in Monrovia, Liberia through the eyes of the only female member of the team, who reveals the heartbreaking, lifesaving work of removing bodies from loved ones in order to halt transmission of the disease.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the experiences of the team tasked with collecting the victims at the height of the Ebola outbreak. Demonstrate how this film inspired action in the wake of the epidemic.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-founder of RYOT. I spent the last decade as a first responder and frontline contributor for Reuters, the BBC and CNN, covering some of the world's largest natural disasters and wars. As Vice President of Operation Blessing International, I have traveled to over 100 countries and am currently based in Haiti. I have won numerous awards for my films, including Body Team 12 and Baseball in the Time of Cholera.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.