"I Survived" is a film about TB and stigma that delves into the complexities of tuberculosis, a disease that remains a persistent health crisis in South Africa. The film sheds light on the challenges posed by high infection rates, exacerbated by a critical lack of access to accurate health information and further challenged by deep-seated stigma.

The short documentary explores stories of individuals and families affected by TB, spotlighting battles not just against the physical difficulties of diseases but also the societal judgment that accompanies it. Stigma, born of misinformation and fear, hinders early diagnosis and treatment, contributing to preventable fatalities despite TB's curable nature.
This documentary film was shot and edited by three high school learners from IkamvaYouth Makhaza as part of the Eh!woza Learner Doccies programme.