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In the Shadow of the Sun


Ciné ONU

(O.V. Swahili with English subtitles)

Ukerewe Island, in Tanzania, is home to a large community of people who live with albinism. While many are killed at birth or rejected by their families, those who survive risk being murdered for their body parts. Told over five years, In the Shadow Of The Sun tells the story of two members of the Tanzanian Albino Society members: Vedastus, a teenage boy, as he struggles to find a place in the world, and Josephat, a strong-willed advocate for people with albinism, who fights to unite his country and dreams of scaling the heights of Kilimanjaro. As the brutal wave of murders escalate, Vedastus flees the island in search of safety, whilst Josephat stands and faces the killings head on. Director Harry Freeland reveals a story of deep-rooted superstition, suffering and incredible strength.


  • Harry Freeland, Film director

  • Bonface Massah, Country Director of Standing Voice in Malawi and Human Rights Commissioner in Malawi

  • Muluka-Anne Miti-Drummond, Independent Expert on the rights of persons with albinism

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