Although Tanzania is fortunate to be climbing above the continent’s worst infection and death statistics, the social effects of the HIV/AIDS virus are not improving. Despite national efforts to educate and encourage testing, reality for those infected is one of struggle and hardship. Treated as pariahs in their own villages by those as close as their own families, there is little hope for the outcast that battles alone.
In the rural jungles of the Rombo District in Northern Tanzania, these outcasts have banded together to stand against the opposition. Held accountable to each other, it is in their numbers and their unity that they discover their greatest power. “Wazi” is a story about people who depend on each other and their group for their sanity, their health and ultimately their survival. “Wazi” intimately reveals a handful of characters who’s struggle and who’s strength prove to be not so different than those of suffering people everywhere else in the the world.