Director Noaz Deshe
Script Noaz Deshe, James Masson
Camera Armin Dierolf, Noaz Deshe
Art Directors Smith Kimaro, Deepesh Shapriya
Music James Masson, Noaz Deshe
Cast: Hamisi Bazili, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu, Salum Abdallah, Tito D. Ntanga, Riziki Ally, James P. Salala, John S. Mwakipunda
Producers Ginevra Elkann, Noaz Deshe, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Alexander Wadouh, Matthias Luthardt, Babak Jalali
Production Asmara Films, Shadoworks, Mocajo Film, Chromosom Filmproduktion, French Exit, Phantasma Films, Real2Reel
Albinos in Tanzania have become a commodity – human targets of a lucrative and sinister trade. Witch doctors offer thousands of dollars for albino body parts which are believed to bring good fortune, prosperity and the ability to cure any illness. As a result, Tanzanian albinos, including children, have been murdered by gangs of men who hack off arms, legs or genitals. “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. Alias is a quick learner. Gradually the city becomes no different than the bush and wherever Alias travels the same rules of survival apply.
NOAZ DESHE artist and filmmaker based in Berlin and Los Angeles. He composed the soundtrack of “Frontier Blues” (2009), the debut feature by Iranian director Babak Jalali. His debut graphic novel “In Case We Never Meet” is awaiting publication. “White Shadow“ is his debut feature film.