White Shadow

White Shadow


Noaz Deshe

2013, 1 h 55 min

In Tanzania, Kenya and Congo albinos are considered a lucrative commodity and shamans pay fortunes for these Africans’ body parts and organs believing that amulets they fashion from their whitened bodies bring luck and prosperity. Alias is a young albino from a Tanzanian village sent by his mother to the city to find protection after witnessing the brutal murder of his albino father. After finding shelter with his uncle, he quickly becomes disenchanted with street life and moves to a hut on the city outskirts inhabited by a group of albino children. There, he learns there is no way to escape from his genetic heritage and only acceptance offers physical and spiritual balance. The director eschews using a single style – some scenes are shot with raw documentary precision while others shimmer with impressionistic tones while a dynamically roving camera, unexpected retrospections and unsettling voices seeping in from outside the frame heighten viewer anxiety.

Adam Horowski

Written by: Noaz Deshe, James Masson
Director of photogrpahy: Armin Dierolf, Noaz Deshe
Editing by: Noaz Deshe, Xavier Box, Robin Hill, Nico Leunen
Music by: James Masson, Noaz Deshe
Sound by: Elie Chansa
Cast: Hamisi Bazili, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu, Salum Abdallah, Riziki Ally, Tito D. Ntanga, James P. Salala, John S. Mwakipunda, Nuru Mgazza, Pastor Bryson
Producer: Ginevra Elkann, Noaz Deshe, Francesco Melzi d’Eril
Produced by: Asmara Films, Mocajo Film, Shadoworks
Copyright owner: Premium Films

Materials: MFF T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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