Jikubali- dir. Ashraf Mswaki

Original Film Title: Jikubali

English Film Title: Jikubali

Directors Name: Ashraf Mswak ,Eva Lundgren Stenbom

Writers Name: Eva Lundgren Stenbom

Producers: Eva Lundgren Stenbom

Country of Origin: Sweden

Country of Filming: Tanzania, United Republic of

Language: Swahili

Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes 42 secondsFilm Description: The story of albinism in East Africa has been dominated by the one-sided approach of vulnerability, discrimination, stigma and exclusion. These people have only been described as victims, unable to influence their own lives, driven here and there by authorities at national, regional and local levels. It is time to change the narrative and instead spread stories that show the opposite, that there are actually people with albinism who have passed through school against all odds, they have overcome obstacles, they have families who support and love them, they have created themselves a good life. They are role models that can arouse hope, which light a spark in many of the children and young people who today live their lives imprisoned in sheltered schools where they rarely or never get the opportunity to meet their families again. These children and young people deserve to see what opportunities can actually await them in adulthood.

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