In South Africa, thousands of people die from tuberculosis (TB) every year. It is one of the country's biggest killers -- especially as it grows more and more resistant to drugs. The deadliest variety is XDR-TB, a drug-resistant TB. Zelda Hansen is just one of the XDR patients at the Jose Pearson Hospital in Port Elizabeth. Although she is not feeling sick, the young mother has to stay in the hospital, separated from her husband and sons because the risk of them being infected is too high. "I feel like I'm in prison. I am found guilty for something I can't explain," she says.
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Rageh Omaar and Ghida Fakhry present Witness, a half-hour documentary series which features short, specially commissioned or acquired films gathered from independent filmmakers.
Each documentary reveals the unknown lives of ordinary people, following their lives, telling their stories and portraying the challenges that confront them. Our witnesses are people in a situation or those who have observed them first hand.
The films cover conflict, belief, the past, and the future and, as well as bringing new stories to light, they showcase the talents of a new breed of multi-skilled, frontline journalist.