Ebola Fighters (2021) Review


On December 22nd, a major reality TV series “Ebola Fighters”, produced by the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the relevant departments of the Health and Construction Commission, produced by Shanghai Tencent Penguin Film and Culture Co. The official start of the production. The opening site, the main creative lineup vowed to “march”, go all out to create a quality masterpiece, with the sincerity and craftsmanship of contemporary film and television people to present the new era under the great nation’s role, a tribute to the heroic feat of the medical team to aid Africa, with a positive story to practice the “building a community of human destiny. The concept of “building a community of human destiny” is put into practice with positive stories.

The drama is based on the story of a Chinese medical team that fought the Ebola epidemic in 2014. It is about a virologist named Zheng Shupeng (played by Luo Jin) and his medical team that fought against the virus and finally succeeded in stopping the spread of the virus and completing the medical mission. The drama brings together a senior creative team and a strong starring cast and presents a panoramic view of the Chinese medical team that assisted African countries in fighting the Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic in 2014 from the perspective of young contemporary medical workers.

“Ebola Fighters” is based on the touching story of a Chinese medical team that went to many countries in western Africa to fight the Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic in 2014, telling the story of virologist Zheng Shupeng and his Chinese medical team who suddenly encountered a dangerous epidemic, and under extremely backward medical conditions, with the humanitarian spirit of medical science without borders, the sense of mission that the epidemic is a military situation, and the sense of responsibility to build a community of human destiny. With a sense of responsibility to build a community of human destiny, he fought the virus with his exquisite medical skills and finally succeeded in containing the spread of the virus, saving a large number of lives and successfully completing the mission entrusted to him by the Party and the people.

Some crew members said that they had participated in many opening ceremonies of the film crew, but this was the first time such a unique one was held. The solemn and fervent invitation to war, oath and flag awarding not only filled their hearts with power and made them look forward to the next hot shooting, but also helped them to “enter the scene” in advance, as if they could experience the experience of the year when the medical team of aid to Africa was facing up to difficulties and “going against the grain”. The “retrograde” expedition of the heroic spirit, feel the melodramatic works should be the “spirit”.

Before the opening ceremony, the crew held a symposium on “the practice of realism creation in the project of “Ebola Fighters”, the creators spoke enthusiastically and the creative atmosphere was strong. In addition, the crew also set up a temporary party branch on the same day. The Party Committee of the General Administration presented the crew with books such as “Xi Jinping on Human Destiny” and encouraged the crew members to play an exemplary leading role and the cohesion and fighting power of the Party organization, and strive to create an excellent realistic masterpiece.

In the concept poster released on the opening day, the back of a medical team member stood firmly on one side of the screen, impermeable protective clothing and gas masks in his hands, so people feel the severity of the epidemic. In front of him, the medical team members who are busy eliminating the disease among the villages, as well as sufficient anti-epidemic supplies, let people feel a little reassured beyond this. But further away, the smoke from the mountains and forests seems to suggest that, in addition to the epidemic, the white guards will have to face a more complex and volatile security situation, a tense and exciting drama is about to begin.

Under the interpretation of the ace creators and the main cast, the story of “Ebola Frontline” has both the strong plot and bloodlust of a genre story, and the unique professionalism and tension of a medical drama, but also the melodic value core of great love and selflessness, courage and fearlessness, and building a community of human destiny, and its quality is worth waiting for.


  • Drama: Ebola Fighters
  • Native Title: 大国担当之埃博拉前线
  • Also Known As: Da Guo Dan Dang Zhi Yong Gan De Xin , Da Guo Dan Dang Zhi Ai Bo La Qian Xian , 大国担当 , 大国担当之勇敢的心 , Brave Heart
  • Director: Vincent Yang
  • Genres: Military, Drama
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 36
  • Airs: Dec 8, 2021 – ?
  • Original Network: BTV, Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.