Director: Flora M’mbugu-Schelling
Running Time: 57 min.
Ingeniously blending fact and fiction, Shida and Matatizo is a moving plea against the exploitation of children in Tanzania. Two young children, Shida and Matatizo, work a “double day” going to school and then doing intensive manual labor to help support their families. In search of a better life, they run away to the city. There, Matatizo falls in with a group of homeless children living in the streets and scrounging garbage, while Shida finds work as a domestic servant, caring for an entire household and two infants until tragedy strikes.