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Introduction: Ebola Outbreak (01:08)


This episode of Frontline will cover the spread of Ebola, and Nigeria's human rights abuses in its fight against Boko Haram. Viewer discretion advised.

Handling Dead Bodies (02:47)

At a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Sierra Leone amid the Ebola outbreak, a doctor wears protective gear to take a body to a morgue.

Isolating the Infected (01:47)

In Sierra Leone, Ebola kills most of those it infects. The only way to contain Ebola is to isolate the infected; a surveillance team works to get victims to the hospital.

Searching for Victims (01:36)

The surveillance team looks for Ebola victims to transport to hospitals. They don't wear protective clothing, as it terrifies villagers.

Response to Infection (02:23)

Medical officials diagnose a woman with Ebola, disinfect her house, note the names of those in close contact with her, and take her to a hospital.

Treating Ebola (01:10)

Local hospitals barely function, as doctors have died of Ebola. Officials transport a patient to a Doctors Without Borders hospital.

Treating Ebola (02:05)

Sometimes, the body can fight Ebola off if the patient can stay hydrated; doctors rehydrate a patient and give her anti-vomiting drugs. Pain and symptoms make sleep difficult.

Slow Response (00:51)

Sierra Leone's government and the international community were slow to respond to Ebola.

Spread Within Family (01:50)

A seven-year-old girl touched her grandmother's body at the funeral, as is custom. Her mother died in the ambulance ride; the girl dies at the hospital.

Couple Hospitalized (01:47)

A man arrives at the hospital with Ebola; his wife is already a patient. Their children remain in the village. The couple shares their thoughts.

Unidentified Body (01:44)

A dead girl is brought to the hospital; nobody can identify her. Officials try to determine who she is and who she could have infected.

Fear of Hospital (02:28)

In a remote village, a man hides from medical officials and the villagers won't cooperate. In Kenema, rumors that ebola is a hoax lead to riots outside a hospital.

Patient Weakens (03:45)

A woman hospitalized with Ebola is feeling better, but her husband weakens. Someone checks on their children back in the village.

Burial (01:58)

The dead from the hospital are taken to a clearing. Gravediggers are volunteers. Ebola could infect 20,000.

Introduction: Nigerian Military Investigated (00:37)

The kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram sparked a crackdown by the Nigerian military. Frontline investigates its actions.

Boko Haram (01:36)

Boko Haram seeks to impose an Islamic state in Nigeria. Video clips show their rants and atrocities. Its kidnapping of schoolgirls sparked outrage.

Boko Haram Bombing (01:42)

We visit Jos, Nigeria, site of a recent Boko Haram bombing. The hospital filled with victims.

Nigerian Military and Militias (01:32)

Nigeria's military launched a war against Boko Haram two years ago, partnering with local militias. Militias and the military have committed atrocities; see footage.

Videotaped Atrocity (03:00)

A member of a Nigerian militia shows a video depicting the militia beating to death a boy they suspected of being in Boko Haram.

Militia Abuses Innocents (02:27)

A militia ties suspected Boko Haram men up in the sun and beats them. A local witness says the actual Boko Haram fled before the militia arrived.

Militia Massacres (01:38)

A militia loads young men onto a truck; later, their bodies were found on the outskirts of town. People join Boko Haram out of fear of the military.

Imprisoned by Military (02:00)

Women from a town repeatedly attacked by both Boko Haram and the military talk their husbands being in the captivity of the military.

U.S. Position (02:04)

Nigerian government officials refuse to be interviewed about human rights violations. The U.S. government has concerns about Nigeria's military's conduct.

Deaths in Giwa Barracks (01:59)

A man who was held in Giwa Barracks by Nigeria's military says many other detainees were shot. See photographic evidence, and hear from an Amnesty International official.

Corpses (01:38)

A militiaman unloading corpses recognized the body of a friend who was not a Boko Haram, and became disenchanted.

Prison Break and Massacre (01:52)

Boko Haram freed prisoners from Giwa barracks, but few went with Boko Haram, indicating they were civilians. The military shot them; see footage.

Executions (02:17)

Nigeria's military hunted down escaped Giwa detainees; see video of them throwing them into a pit and slashing their throats. The military promised to investigate the incident.

Credits: Ebola Outbreak (00:60)

Credits: Ebola Outbreak

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From the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, FRONTLINE follows health officials tracking the deadly disease and trying to stop its rampant spread. With special access to teams fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, the film shows how the outbreak is endangering health-care workers, overwhelming hospitals and getting worse. FRONTLINE also investigates accounts that members of the Nigerian military have been committing atrocities in the fight against Boko Haram - the Islamist militants who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April. Amid worldwide pressure to find the girls, FRONTLINE uncovers shocking videos showing arrests, torture and summary executions of alleged Boko Haram suspects.

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: BVL60692

Copyright date: ©2014

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