Shaina (2020)

  • Feature
  • 1h 37m

Shine is a teenager in Zimbabwe who has a knack for making something out of nothing and could have a promising future as an engineer; except for the fact that she doesn’t believe in herself. When she and her best friends Faro, Stella and Busi are faced with a host of grown-up problems – loss of loved ones, overdue exam fees and the curse of “blessers” – they come close to giving up.

Will Shine and her friends be able to overcome their circumstances or will they admit defeat in the face of adversity? Their story is one of forgiveness and of friendship, of creating a new family from the people who love you, and of the very real power to be found in girls supporting girls. It’s a story about resilience.