WHY US? is a story about Pamela Mala's life as told by high school learners Zondikazi Mthonjeni (18), Nonbulelo Ramncwana (16), Nonbulelo Nqwede (18) and Nandipha Bhusa (17). Pam, an unemployed single mother living with HIV, talks about multiple episodes of TB including MDR-TB and XDR-TB as well as rape and abuse from an early age. The film touches on psychological trauma related to the events of her life, abandonment by her mother and how this impacted her.
Parts of the film are difficult to watch and may be a trigger.