Shungu: The Resilience of a People

Shungu: The Resilience of a People

54 mins | Documentary | Nov. 1, 2009

Offers a glimpse of the challenges faced by a cross section of Zimbabweans at the height of political turmoil and economic meltdown. It documents the lives of a 30-something metalsmith - and opposition supporter - running his small business while facing political violence; a middle-aged widow - and staunch government supporter - trying to run a farm she took over from a white owner; a doctor working amid healthcare collapse while trying to maintain her middle-class lifestyle; and a young girl who endures continuous pain from an advanced case of Kaposi's Sarcoma without any basic medical treatment.

Shungu: The Resilience of a People

54 mins | Documentary | Nov. 1, 2009

Shungu: The Resilience of a People
Offers a glimpse of the challenges faced by a cross section of Zimbabweans at the height of political turmoil and economic meltdown. It documents the lives of a 30-something metalsmith - and opposition supporter - running his small business while facing political violence; a middle-aged widow - and staunch government supporter - trying to run a farm she took over from a white owner; a doctor working amid healthcare collapse while trying to maintain her middle-class lifestyle; and a young girl who endures continuous pain from an advanced case of Kaposi's Sarcoma without any basic medical treatment.
Producers Gandanga Media
Original title Shungu: The Resilience of a People
Directors Saki Mafundikwa
Writers Karen Marks Mafundikwa, Saki Mafundikwa

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