White Shadow

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Noaz Deshe's drama White Shadow follows an albino boy in Tanzania who is forced by his mother to live in the city with his uncle after the child witnessed his father's death. However, the boy is under constant threat because gangs specialize in kidnapping and killing albinos and selling their body parts to unethical doctors who serve patients that believe having an albino body part imbues them with special powers. This look at a very real social problem screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for White Shadow

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At the heart of all this artistry lies a touching story of friendship, new love, and recurrent loss, anchored by a bravura performance by lead Bazili, a non-professional actor of immense promise.

Mar 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

White Shadow does not shy away either from graphic violence or from complexity. Alias's story is told with honesty and with nuance. There is hope, humanity and beauty here as well as fear and brutality. The result is powerful and moving.

Mar 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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Noaz Deshe makes a staggering debut with this drama about the African albino muti trade.

Feb 1, 2014 | Full Review…
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This harrowing account of a young albino's fight for survival in Tanzania is too long but nonetheless often gripping.

Jan 19, 2014 | Full Review…

A movie that's worth watching only if you're a hardcore cinema fan with a taste for unconventional films. [full review in Spanish]

Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…

This is not a movie for those who want to go to the theater to relax and eat popcorn. [full review in Spanish]

Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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