In The Shadow Of The Sun

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Synopsis:

In Tanzania, witch doctors still propagate the belief that the body parts of albino people will bring wealth and good fortune. Against the background of a series of brutal murders of albinos, two albino men fight for their rights: Josephat has spent most of his life campaigning against anti-albino discrimination and confronting communities with their murderous deeds, and fifteen-year-old Vedastus is smart and creative, but his poor eyesight is an obstacle to academic progress. Now he is desperately hoping for a new chance at a special school. Harry Freeland’s film reveals a story of deep-rooted superstition, suffering and incredible strength.

FESTIVALS:

IDFA: Reflecting Images - Audience Award Runner-Up - 2012

DocPoint, Helsinki - 2013

London Human Rights Watch Film Festival - 2013

Thessaloniki Film Festival - 2013

Cleveland International Film Festival - Winner of the Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up "To" Competition - 2013

HotDocs - 2013

Bermuda International Film Festival - 2013

Docaviv - 2013

Planete + Doc - 2013

Human Rights and Arts Film Festival, Melbourne - 2013

New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival - 2013

 

Winner of the One World Media award for Best Documentary, 2013

Chosen by IndieWire as a doc to watch in 2013

Described by Sean Farnell, ex head at Hot Docs as "simply unforgetable".

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