Life is harsh for thousands of Africans who suffer from albinism. The stigma that surrounds them has been ingrained within society for many generations and throughout their lives they battle with prejudice, social exclusion and isolation. Seen as a curse from God, they are believed to bring bad luck to the households they are born in to. Many are killed at birth or rejected by their families.
Lack of knowledge, protective sunscreen, wide brimmed hats and proper clothing are resulting in epidemic rates of death due to this preventable disease. This leads to chronic unemployment and results in many having to resort to working outside in the hot sun without any protection.
A story of deep-rooted superstition, suffering and incredible strength, this film moves to empower and give a voice to this unheard minority.
A co-production between Inroad Films and Century Films
1 x 60 minutesExecutive ProducerBrian HillFilmed & directed byHarry Freeland
Official SelectionInternational Documentary Festival Amsterdam
Official SelectionDocpoint Helsinki
"A startling and powerful film"Time Out