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Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and RYOT Films have partnered to produce and distribute the short film Body Team 12, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19. Directed by David Darg, the film follows Red Cross workers in Liberia during the height of the Ebola outbreak.
Allen and Olivia Wilde are serving as executive producers on the film.
“Body Team 12 immediately grounds us in the grim reality of the global health crisis that Ebola sparked. It is our hope that this profoundly moving film will raise awareness and support for the ongoing Ebola relief effort, while breaking the stigma and misconception surrounding the disease, and inspiring others to volunteer,” said Carole Tomko, general manager and creative director of Vulcan Productions.
Allen has committed at least $100 million to raise awareness and fund impactful work in the field. Body Team 12 is intended to contribute to the media efforts of Allen’s Vulcan Productions to help stop Ebola. Other media projects include the #ISurvivedEbola video campaign and funding of BBC Media Action on the ground in West Africa.
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