Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Zimbabwe drama explores the effect of AIDS in teenage relationships and ends with an earnest plea for more awareness and safer behavior. Thandiwe is the teenaged protagonist who begins looking for a boyfriend. Teenager David is deeply upset to discover that his former girl friend who left school when she got pregnant gave birth to a baby with AIDS. She contracted the disease from her uncle with whom she was sleeping. The uncle is now dead and David fears for his own life. Thandiwe is tired of her parents rigid rules and longs to break free. She sees David on the sly, engages in fisticuffs, and even gets drunk one night. At one point her friend demands that Thandiwe buy condoms even though the pharmacist gives her a hard time about buying them.
AIDS, girlfriend, incest, pregnancy, teenagers