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The Boy From Geita Review [Hot Docs 2014]

25 April 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are a lot of movies where the bad guy is an albino. How and why being an albino became an international indicator for predilection to commit evil, I don’t know, but after watching The Boy from Geita, what I do know is that many people with albinism in Africa are living in their own horror movies, ones in which they’re the victims.

A young Tanzanian boy named Adam knows something about being treated like a monster. Despite the fact that albinism has an occurrence rate of something like 1 in 2,000 in Tanzania, anyone afflicted with it is considered a pariah in their community. Superstition abounds as people look at Adam, his brother, and thousands like them as “ghosts” or otherwise “cursed.” But there’s something more insidious about the treatment of albinos in Africa, a dark turn that takes Adam on a journey to Canada and back when »

- Adam A. Donaldson

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