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London IFF 2018 awards Ghost People

The documentary "The Ghost people" was awarded at the prestigious London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema - IFF 2018. Martyna Wojciechowska and Marek Kłosowicz received the award in the "Best Director of a Short Documentary" category.

The documentary gives insight into dramatic story of Tanzanian 'zeroo zeroo' – The Ghost People.

Tanzania is the worst place in the world to be born with albinism. WHO (World Health Organization) estimates put the country’s albino population at 300,000. These people are vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancers but the strong African sun is not the only threat they have to face. A widespread belief in the magical properties of the albinos poses a real danger to ‘the ghost people’.

The Tanzanian belief in the magical properties of the albinos leads witch doctors to make potions from their flesh, which are supposed to bring luck and wealth. It’s  a lucrative business and the albino people have become prey, with women and children being at especially high risk.