Integrating foreigners in Malawi

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Xenophobia is as much an issue in Malawi as it is in many other African countries, particularly South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG - Integrating foreigners is as much an issue in Malawi as it is in many other African countries. 
 
Refugees are not officially allowed to work and are restricted to a refugee camp called Dzaleka, which houses over 20,000 people, mainly from the Great Lakes Region.
 
A project, backed by the UNHCR, recently staged a musical play at the camp, with the aim of building bridges between the refugee community and Malawians.
 
Nearly 300 actors were involved. 
 
This documentary, produced by filmmaker Neil Shaw, focuses one one refugee and one Malawian acting in the play, and how they slowly become friends during rehearsals.