Screening: Albino United

Screening February 6, 2012 7:00 PM

In parts of Eastern Africa a physically distinct group is hunted for body parts believed to have magical powers – Albinos.

There are over 150,000 people living in Tanzania who have the genetic skin disorder marked by the complete or partial absence of pigment in skin.

This is the story of a unique football team playing in Tanzania’s third division and how it takes on the myths about albinism that have lead to thousands of people being dismembered and brutally killed.

The film follows the team as they travel to play matches in areas known for killing albinos and fight to dispel stereotypes surrounding albinism through the game of football. 

Followed by Q&A and discussion with director Marc Hoeferlin and Africa Investigates’ Spell of the Albino director Claudio Von Planta.

Directed by: Marc Hoeferlin, Barney Broomfield, and Juan Reina

Year: 2010

Length: 65’35