White Shadow
Filmfest 2014

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.

tags: Violence, Human Rights, Nature, Feature film, Crime/ Murder, Current Affairs

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

Production Company: Asmara Films

Co-Producer: Noaz Deshe, Francesco Melzi d’Eril

World Sales: Premium Films

Distributor: temperclayfilm production & distribution GbR

Director: Noaz Deshe