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Body Team 12 (2015)

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Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak. These body collectors have arguably the most dangerous and gruesome job in the world. Yet despite the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the dead 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.

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Body Team 12

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Liberia

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English

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19 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Команда номер 12 See more »

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According to executive producer Olivia Wilde, director David Darg had to be quarantined for 45 days due to the contagious nature of his subject matter, and it was during this time that he edited his documentary. See more »

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Telling an awful story in about as uplifting a manner as possible....but it's still all about Ebola!
13 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the shortest of the Oscar-nominated documentaries and was shown first at this year's special showing of the five nominees. The film is about folks who work for the Red Cross in Liberia and their job is to clean up the dead bodies from Ebola and then incinerate them. You see a few corpses in the short but, thank God, the footage is actually rather tame and the story of these courageous people inspiring...but depressing beyond believe. After all, what is more depressing than Ebola?! Well made and not as depressing and awful as it could have been. I am glad these wonderful people and their work are being celebrated...but when the special showing starts off with an Ebola film, you know it's going to be a long day! Tough to watch and not for kids or the easily disturbed.

UPDATE: "A Girl in the River" took the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.


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