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WeOwnTV is 510c3 non-profit organization. OUR MISSION IS TO MANIFEST FILM AND MEDIA PROJECTS THAT EXPLORE OUR SHARED HUMANITY AND FOSTER AN APPRECIATION OF THE NATURAL WORLD. OUR MEDIA EDUCATION PROGRAM WORKS WITH FILMMAKERS FROM UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AND BALANCES INTENSIVE FILM PRODUCTION WITH IMPORTANT SKILLS TRAINING WHILE ENABLING YOUNG FILMMAKERS TO SHARE THEIR STORIES AND IDEAS WITH THE WORLD.

Operating as usual

We are excited to let you know that we are coordinating an official announcement and launch event with Emory University ...
06/25/2021
COVID struggles and Ebola strides

We are excited to let you know that we are coordinating an official announcement and launch event with Emory University for this Fall when the WeSuvive archive goes public - so stay tuned! Read more: bit.ly/3jabwZS

A project report from WeSurvive: Stories of the Ebola Outbreak on GlobalGiving

In Sierra Leone, the health authorities rolled out preventive Ebola vaccination as a priority action of its Ebola Outbre...
06/21/2021
Vaccination boosts Sierra Leone’s Ebola prevention

In Sierra Leone, the health authorities rolled out preventive Ebola vaccination as a priority action of its Ebola Outbreak Preparedness and Contingency Plan. The vaccination targeted 16 000 people at high risk such as frontline health workers and communities in border areas.

“Apart from other critical public health measures for preventing EVD infection, the Ebola vaccine is a powerful public health tool at our disposal that can protect the health care workers and other frontline service providers who are at high risk of exposure,” says Dr Charles Njuguna, Health Security and Emergencies lead at WHO in Sierra Leone.

Freetown – While the 2014–2016 deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa devastated lives and wrecked health services, it also offered pivotal lessons in outbreak control by stoking swift and more effective response as well as driving progress in vaccines and therapeutics.

The latest from WeOwnTV fellow Conteh Mohamed S  "Summer is here and for us here in Sierra Leone, that means it is time ...
06/16/2021
Let it rain

The latest from WeOwnTV fellow Conteh Mohamed S "Summer is here and for us here in Sierra Leone, that means it is time for rain. Things slow down and for me, it is always a time reflector. This last year has been quite difficult for many of us, yet I feel blessed to be alive and to have a new baby girl in my life. As you know, this project is about the death of my girlfriend Fatmata. and for many people, Fatmata is gone but for me, she still lives. I feel her presence everywhere even in my bedroom and she continues to Speak to me Through Dreams. I am presently preparing some new creative filming for the project and look forward to sharing soon."

A project report from Speaking Through Dreams on GlobalGiving

Check out our latest report from filmmaker fellow Orehmide Temple and her project Teenage Dropouts."Teenage Dropouts cen...
06/15/2021

Check out our latest report from filmmaker fellow Orehmide Temple and her project Teenage Dropouts.

"Teenage Dropouts centers on the characters of two teenage girls whose untimely pregnancies lead to their expulsion from school, much to the anger and disappointment of their parents. These girls long to return to school but can not raise funds to support their education, but are, saddled with the burden of child responsibilities."

Read more here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/weowntv-filmmaker-fellowship/reports/?subid=171416

Check out our latest report from filmmaker fellow Orehmide Temple and her project Teenage Dropouts.

"Teenage Dropouts centers on the characters of two teenage girls whose untimely pregnancies lead to their expulsion from school, much to the anger and disappointment of their parents. These girls long to return to school but can not raise funds to support their education, but are, saddled with the burden of child responsibilities."

Read more here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/weowntv-filmmaker-fellowship/reports/?subid=171416

"You know, many countries don't have these freezers. Or if they do, they might only have one at a national research lab ...
06/14/2021
What U.S. Vaccine Donations Mean For Sierra Leone And Africa

"You know, many countries don't have these freezers. Or if they do, they might only have one at a national research lab in the capital. Sierra Leone, where I am, actually does have one of these freezers because they're in the middle of doing an Ebola vaccination campaign right now. And it also uses that same ultracold storage at minus 70 degrees Celsius.

I was talking with Safa Kamara (ph). He's an immunization officer with UNICEF, and they're involved in a lot of the vaccination efforts across the country. And Kamara was saying that this one freezer's already being used for the Ebola vaccine, and they would need more such freezers if they were to try to do a national COVID immunization campaign with the Pfizer vaccine."

The U.S. has announced it will distribute 500 million Pfizer vaccines to scores of nations. How that will be done is not yet entirely clear.

Sierra Leone Receives Additional Support for Access and Effective Vaccines Deployment
06/09/2021
Sierra Leone Receives Additional Support for Access and Effective Vaccines Deployment

Sierra Leone Receives Additional Support for Access and Effective Vaccines Deployment

The World Bank approved an $8.5 million grant in additional financing to support affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in Sierra Leone. The funds will provide upfront financing to help purchase and deploy coronavirus vaccines, and to strengthen relevant health systems necessary for a....

We are so very proud of one of our filmmaker fellows, Tyson Conteh Mohamed S!In his words "My break through documentary ...
05/25/2021
Lady P and the S*x Work Sisterhood - BBC Africa Eye documentary

We are so very proud of one of our filmmaker fellows, Tyson Conteh Mohamed S!

In his words "My break through documentary film titled "Lady P and the S*x work Sisterhood" has hit 1,953,000 on youtube and counting so, it's an achievement we as Africa filmmakers should be proud of especially Sierra Leoneans.
Let's get it to Two Million and beyond before the end of the month."

Africa Eye investigates an unsolved murder of a s*x worker in Sierra Leone and uncovers a world where women who sell s*x are often abused, attacked, traffick...

Join us in wishing filmmaker and friend Barmmy Boy Mansaray a very Happy Birthday! ❤🎊🎉
05/18/2021

Join us in wishing filmmaker and friend Barmmy Boy Mansaray a very Happy Birthday! ❤🎊🎉

Join us in wishing filmmaker and friend Barmmy Boy Mansaray a very Happy Birthday! ❤🎊🎉

TOMORROW! You don't want to miss this free screening of SURVIVORS at Science Gallery Bengaluru's exhibition CONTAGION! D...
05/15/2021
Survivors | Film Screening & Discussion

TOMORROW! You don't want to miss this free screening of SURVIVORS at Science Gallery Bengaluru's exhibition CONTAGION! Discussion with Director Arthur Victor Alexandia Pratt following the screening. Register here: https://bit.ly/3ebuUS9

Science Gallery Bengaluru is organising CONTAGION, an online exhibition that explores the transmission of emotions, behaviours and diseases.

Ebola vaccination kicked off in Sierra Leone as the country takes proactive public health measures to protect people at ...
05/14/2021
Ebola vaccination starts in Sierra Leone to prevent new outbreak

Ebola vaccination kicked off in Sierra Leone as the country takes proactive public health measures to protect people at high risk of infection in case of any potential cross-border transmission of the disease from the ongoing outbreak in neighbouring Guinea.

Freetown, 11 May 2021 – Ebola vaccination kicked off today in Sierra Leone as the country takes proactive public health measures to protect people at high risk of infection in case of any potential cross-border transmission of the disease from the ongoing outbreak in neighbouring Guinea.

We are thrilled to be part of Science Gallery Bengaluru CONTAGION. Screening on the 16th followed by discussion with fil...
05/10/2021

We are thrilled to be part of Science Gallery Bengaluru CONTAGION. Screening on the 16th followed by discussion with filmmaker Arthur Pratt, and epidemiologist, David Heymann

Set your calendar for May 16! You don't want to miss this free screening of SURVIVORS at Science Gallery Bengaluru's exh...
05/07/2021
Survivors | Film Screening & Discussion

Set your calendar for May 16! You don't want to miss this free screening of SURVIVORS at Science Gallery Bengaluru's exhibition CONTAGION on May 16th! Discussion with Director Arthur Victor Alexandia Pratt following the screening. Register here: https://bit.ly/3ebuUS9

Science Gallery Bengaluru is organising CONTAGION, an online exhibition that explores the transmission of emotions, behaviours and diseases.

Happy Birthday Banker!
05/05/2021

Happy Birthday Banker!

"I started Project 1808 in Sierra Leone to help young people translate ideas from school and University to community, th...
05/03/2021
This Scientist Returned To Sierra Leone To Study Ebola And Educate Next Generation

"I started Project 1808 in Sierra Leone to help young people translate ideas from school and University to community, thereby enabling problem solving of perennial local problems," he says,"

Alhaji N'Jai left Sierra Leone to pursue a scholarship in the US, which also served to get him out of the country during its civil war, but in recent years he has been able to return, both to study Ebola and help educate the next generation of STEM talent there.

For the continent’s documentary filmmakers, however, it’s a movement a long time in the making. Recent years have seen t...
04/28/2021
‘My Octopus Teacher’ Is Having Moment in the Sun, but More African Documentaries Are Rising to the Surface

For the continent’s documentary filmmakers, however, it’s a movement a long time in the making. Recent years have seen the emergence of grassroots efforts to grow the African documentary community, such as the Nairobi-based DocuBox film fund, the Ouaga Film Lab, in Burkina Faso, and the pan-African DocA initiative.

The unexpected Academy Award run of “My Octopus Teacher,” Netflix’s hit, heartfelt documentary about a filmmaker’s unlikely relationship with an octopus living off the coast of South Africa, marks …

04/24/2021
SURVIVORS TEASER a film by WeOwnTV

Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmaker Arthur Pratt, Survivors presents a heart-connected portrait of his country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the socio-political turmoil that lies in its wake. Survivors chronicles the remarkable stories of Sierra Leoneans during what is now widely regarded as the most acute public health crisis of the modern era. Survivors interweaves the heroic stories of Mohamed Bangura, the senior ambulance driver at the country’s main emergency vehicle dispatch; and, Margaret Kabba Sesay, a nurse who works at the Emergency Ebola Treatment Center, caring for some of the sickest patients.

Through intimate verite footage of these characters’ daily lives and Arthur’s first-person account of his own family's experience, the film not only explores how the epidemic ravaged families and communities, but also exposed broken infrastructures, deep misunderstandings between international aid organizations and the communities they serve, as well as unresolved political tensions after the decade-long civil war. In this way, Survivors profoundly wrestles with what it means to be Sierra Leonean at this critical juncture in the country’s history.

You can support our work on the WeSurvivve oral histories database here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/wesurvive-stories-of-the-ebola-outbreak/

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These homegrown female-led ventures are looking to revitalize the coffee culture in Sierra Leone, while kickstarting its...
04/22/2021
How enthusiasm is brewing over Sierra Leone coffee culture - CNN Video

These homegrown female-led ventures are looking to revitalize the coffee culture in Sierra Leone, while kickstarting its coffee industry with a highly prized local bean for the international market.

These homegrown female-led ventures are looking to revitalize the coffee culture in Sierra Leone, while kickstarting its coffee industry with a highly prized local bean for the international market.

Don't want to miss this free screening of SURVIVORS at Science Gallery Bengaluru's exhibition CONTAGION on May 16th! Dis...
04/18/2021
Survivors | Film Screening & Discussion

Don't want to miss this free screening of SURVIVORS at Science Gallery Bengaluru's exhibition CONTAGION on May 16th! Discussion with Director Arthur Victor Alexandia Pratt following the screening. Register here: https://bit.ly/3ebuUS9

Science Gallery Bengaluru is organising CONTAGION, an online exhibition that explores the transmission of emotions, behaviours and diseases.

The last Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone was in 2016. Since then, no positive case of the disease has been confirmed in t...
04/12/2021
Sierra Leone receives initial Ebola vaccine supply to bolster prevention - Sierra Leone

The last Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone was in 2016. Since then, no positive case of the disease has been confirmed in the country.

With the current outbreak of Ebola in neighbouring Guinea declared on 14 February 2021, Sierra Leone was placed under a priority-one country for Ebola preparedness based on the imminent risk of potential cross border transmission.

English News and Press Release on Sierra Leone about Disaster Management, Health and Epidemic; published on 10 Apr 2021 by WHO

Got an idea for a short documentary, print article or radio piece? @onewm wants to hear it!The #OWMFellowship2021 is ope...
04/01/2021
Fellowship – Apply Now

Got an idea for a short documentary, print article or radio piece? @onewm wants to hear it!
The #OWMFellowship2021 is open to #journalists & #filmmakers all over the world & is a springboard for new talent covering underreported stories.
Apply by Arpil 7th!🔽 https://bit.ly/2ZIEqW7
Freetown Media Centre

Working in film, print, audio or multimedia, our Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections.

Scientists and global health officials are investigating whether the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have been trig...
03/26/2021
Scientists probe whether West Africa's recent Ebola outbreak was from man who survived epidemic five years ago

Scientists and global health officials are investigating whether the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have been triggered by a person who was first infected with the virus during the Ebola epidemic in the region five years ago.
https://lght.ly/bj631o8

Scientists and global health officials are investigating whether the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have been triggered by a person who was first infected with the virus during the Ebola epidemic in the region five years ago.

Nurse Magdalene Fornah committed herself to learning from their experience of Ebola, especially with personal protective...
03/23/2021
‘We clap if none die’: Covid forces hard choices in Sierra Leone

Nurse Magdalene Fornah committed herself to learning from their experience of Ebola, especially with personal protective equipment. “We should not joke with the [PPE] dressing,” Fornah drummed into the staff. “That’s a mistake we made earlier.”

With medical resources diverted to the pandemic, years of progress in children’s healthcare are under threat

“The results are quite remarkable,” said Mike Ryan, who heads the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program...
03/17/2021
Stunning analysis traces new Ebola outbreak to survivor of W. Africa crisis

“The results are quite remarkable,” said Mike Ryan, who heads the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program. Ryan said that the rate at which the virus had changed was far slower than the rate at which the Makona strain evolved during the 2014-2016 outbreak.

The analysis suggests that a survivor of the historic Ebola outbreak continued shedding the virus at least five years after being infected.

Check out the latest from our documentary film, End of Land. Most notably, our research has revealed continued devastati...
03/14/2021
End of Land: Project Report 03, Spring 2020

Check out the latest from our documentary film, End of Land.

Most notably, our research has revealed continued devastating impacts of our warming world on the Yamal Peninsula. For example, a recent Russian scientific expedition uncovered more exploded methane deposits that formed craters throughout the region as a result of permafrost thaw. https://lght.ly/jdiif98

A project report from END OF LAND - A feature-length documentary film on GlobalGiving

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MICKEY SHOT IT
Welcoming the new Fellows, I pray your minds be open to outstanding creative ideas.
Message to the president. the people of fourah bay road community appreciate you as our president but that not the issue here sir, the issue is about one of your party member by the name called bravo who is in the habit of roaming the fourah bay road community and the city as a hold creating problem based on the order or instructions giving to him by his boss, through his altranses I strongly believe that he is highly recommended by the party and the president and also measure that he was not answerable to any minister or honorable, so he can do whatever he feels based on the political links and support he have from the president if that so , I am calling on all peaceful Sierra Leonean to look into this matter
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Hey members
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