THE BOY FROM GEITA

Directed by VIC SARIN

DIRECTOR

VIC SARIN

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

79 mins

YEAR

2014

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH, SWAHILI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ABOUT THE FILM

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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