Since 2007 it has become known that albinos in Tanzania, Congo and Kenya have become a commodity – human targets of a lucrative and sinister trade run by 'medicine men' who pay top dollar for their body parts.
WHITE SHADOW is the story of Alias, a young albino boy on the run. After witnessing his father's murder, his mother sends him away to find refuge in the city. He's brought to the care of his uncle, Kosmos, a truck driver struggling with a few small businesses. In the city, Alias is a quick learner, selling sunglasses, DVDs and mobile phones. He is fond of his uncle's daughter, Antoinette, although his uncle disapproves. Gradually the city becomes no different than the bush and wherever Alias travels the same rules of survival apply.
Cast: Hamisi Bazili, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu, Salum Abdallah, Tito D. Ntanga, Riziki Ally
Screenplay: Noaz Deshe, James Masson
Director of Photography: Noaz Deshe, Armin Dierolf
Film Editor: Noaz Deshe, Xavier Box, Robin Hill, Nico Leunen
Composer: Noaz Deshe, James Masson
Production Designer: Smith Kimaro, Deepesh Shapriya
Costume Design: Sandra Leutert, Caren Miesenberger
Sound: Elie Chansa, Niklas Kammertöns, Thomas Wallmann
Producer: Ginevra Elkann
Co-Producer: Noaz Deshe, Francesco Melzi d’Eril
Production Company: Asmara Films
World Sales: Premium Films
Distributor: temperclayfilm production & distribution GbR
Director: Noaz Deshe