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White Shadow (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 23 January 2015 (USA)
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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Noaz Deshe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hamisi Bazili Hamisi Bazili ... Alias
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salum Abdallah Salum Abdallah ... Salum
Riziki Ally Riziki Ally ... Mother
James Gayo James Gayo ... Kosmos
Glory Mbayuwayu Glory Mbayuwayu ... Antoinette
John S. Mwakipunda John S. Mwakipunda ... Anulla
Tito D. Ntanga Tito D. Ntanga ... Father
James P. Salala 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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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Tanzania | Germany | Italy

Language:

Swahili

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tanzania

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,522
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1.85 : 1
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White Shadow, a powerful film.
9 May 2014 | by amybelitsosSee all my reviews

This film really blew me away. I saw it recently at the SF Film Festival. The camera work and editing style was both linear and non-linear, which I found totally engrossing and it made me realize how RAW everything about this film is. From the obvious difficulties and complexities of just shooting it, to creating the feeling of "fly on the wall documentary" of a village & culture, and then unfolding a story about a real boy who is in a living hell. I was both paralyzed and traumatized in the experience of watching it. I imagine the director used small hand-held cameras as there was auto focus & exposure,cool angles from the floor, etc. Some very beautiful and arresting imagery punctuated the overall manic texture of this film. The performances the director got from these real people was astonishing.Finally, the sound design and music completed the experience and it is etched in my mind. A stunning and unique achievement. Thank you to the director and for the producers who took a chance.I hope and pray change comes for these people who live as they do.


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