White Shadow (2013)



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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

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

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…

White Shadow is a movie you shouldn't miss because of its strong message. [full review in Spanish]

Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Deshe Noaz's debut portrays, starkly and unceremoniously, the fate of albino people in Tanzania. [full review in Spanish]

Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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