The Boy From Geita


Saturday March 7th, 2015 12:30pm The Vesuvius Room

The Boy From Geita

A visually heart-rending and ultimately inspiring journey, we travel into the heart of modern Tanzania where those with albinism face persecution and death simply due to the paleness of their skin. Local custom considers albino body parts good luck and high prices have made it open season on the country's surprisingly large albino population. When twelve year old Adam survives a machete attack but loses a thumb and two fingers he is helped in his recovery by Peter, a sympathetic Canadian with albinism who arranges a trip to Vancouver to try and recover the boy's ability to write.

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