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White Shadow (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 23 January 2015 (USA)
White Shadow is a movie starring Hamisi Bazili, Salum Abdallah, and Riziki Ally. The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions.

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Hamisi Bazili ... Alias
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salum Abdallah ... Salum
Riziki Ally ... Mother
James Gayo ... Kosmos
Glory Mbayuwayu ... Antoinette
John S. Mwakipunda ... Anulla
Tito D. Ntanga ... Father
James P. Salala ... Adin
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The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions.

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Strong in premise, but confusing in execution
26 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

The concept of the film is an interesting one, the story of an albino in Africa, facing dangers somewhere where albinos are killed because their body parts are considered to have magical properties. As a premise, I do find that quite interesting.

However, the style of the film-making really rubbed me the wrong way. Rather than one linear story, the film seems to jump around in time a little bit, and I simply don't understand what time points I'm looking at and where, and it just doesn't make sense to me. Without being able to follow it, I just ended up lost, and I didn't feel like the characters were particularly fleshed out, something not aided particularly much by character evolution being difficult for me to spot as scenes jumped around a bit.

I was a bit let down by this as I don't think it conveyed a strong story.


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