ReelLife Film Series: Survivors 

April 15, 2019

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul organized "ReelLife", a three-part film series in collaboration with Koç University’s Media and Visual Arts Department and the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, to discover films from around the world through the lens of compelling stories and conversations. Each screening was followed by a discussion about the film and its social issues with filmmakers and experts.

The second film, “Survivors,” (2018, Arthur Pratt, Ana Fitch, Banker White, 90 min, English)) was screened on April 25 at ANAMED (Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations). Recently nominated for the Peabody Award, Survivors is an unflinching look through the eyes of a Sierra Leonean filmmaker presents an intimate portrait of the country through the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and socio-political turmoil that lies in its wake.

An interactive discussion followed the screening with Arthur Pratt, filmmaker; Dr. Rosemary Kumwenda, Team Leader of HIV Health and Development at the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub and Coordinator of the Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector; Önder Ergönül, MD, MPH, Chair of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Koç University School of Medicine; and İlker Kayı, MD, Doctor of Public Health at Koç University School of Medicine.