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Guest Harry Freeland

With In the Shadow of the Sun, British doc maker Harry Freeland tells the story of two Tanzanian men, both living with albinism and struggling to stay alive. The problem is this: Some witch doctors in the east African country have spread the belief that the limbs of albinos can be used to bring luck, wealth or cure disease. The result is that dozens have been murdered or mutilated in recent years. It's a problem so severe that special schools have been built to protect albino children from murders that have sometimes been committed with the blessing of their parents. It's a powerful film, told with compassion and intelligence, and is certain to open eyes to this little known human rights issue.

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