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Albino Africa


People fear them. They are outcasts, treated with contempt. They are frequently beaten and murdered simply because they are not like other people. Their skin is a different colour. This is not a film about the African-American civil rights movement in the mid-20th century. These twenty six minutes tell the story of those with the misfortune to be born an albino in Africa today. In Tanzania, on the East coast of the continent, the number of people born with a total absence of the skin pigment melanin is 8 times higher than the global average. To date, there is no definitive scientific explanation for this anomaly.

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Written by Artyom Vorobey
Director Alesandr Avilov
2015 Silver World Medal winner
at the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards
Available in English, Russian,
Spanish and Arabic languages