Documentary film fights for social inclusion of people with albinism

'In The Shadow Of The Sun' tells the story of two albino men as they attempt to follow their dreams in the face of prejudice in Tanzania © 2015 IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN

A documentary film which promotes the rights of people with albinism in Africa has been touring rural areas in Tanzania.

The film, In the Shadow of the Sun, aims to educate communities and dispel myths about albinos.

According to the UN human rights office, at least 73 people with the condition have been murdered in Tanzania since 2000.

Their body parts are often used in ritual medicine.

Melanie Lyn asked film director Harry Freeland, how he was drawn to the subject of albinism.

Duration: 2'39"

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