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White Shadow (first feature)

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White Shadow

White Shadow

White Shadow

original title:

WHITE SHADOW

directed by:

cast:

Hamis Bazili, James Gayo, Glory Madgalena Cyril Mbaywayu, Salum Abdallah, Tito David Ntanga, Riziki Ally, James D. Salala, John Samuel Makipunda

screenplay:

Noaz Deshe, James Masson

cinematography:

Noaz Deshe, Armin Dierolf

editing:

Noaz Deshe, Xavier Box, Robin Hill

set design:

Smith Kimaro, Deepesh Shapreiya

costume design:

Caren Miesenberger, Sandra Leutert

music:

Noaz Deshe, James Masson

production:

Asmara Films, Shadowwork, Mocajo Film, Chromosom Filmproduktion, French Exit, Phantasma Films, Reel2Real in association with Luigi De Vecchi, Sode, Depart Foundation, Stefano Gallini-Durante

country:

Italy/Germany/Tanzania

year:

2013

film run:

115'

format:

35mm/DCP - colour

aspect ratio:

1:1.85

festival & awards:

Since 2008, Albinos in Tanzania have become human targets. Witch Doctors offer huge sums of cash for Albino body parts, for use in magic potions: from 2008 to 2010, there were more than 200 witchdoctor inspired murders. There is a saying there: “Albino’s don’t die, they just disappear”.

This is the story of Alias, a young albino boy on the run. After witnessing his father’s murder, he is sent by his mother to the city to find refuge. He is taken care there by his uncle, Kosmos, a truck driver making small businesses.
Alias is learning fast in the city, selling sunglasses, dvds and mobile phones. He is attracted to Antoinette, his uncle’s daughter.