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21 days to watch
48 Ratings

The Boy from Geita

Directed by Vic Sarin
Canada, 2014
Documentary, Biography, Drama
  • English
  • English


Adam, a young Tanzanian boy persecuted because of his albinism, finds a kindred spirit in Peter, a Canadian man with the same condition. Together they embark on an unlikely journey that transcends cultures and continents.

Our take

Persecution exists everywhere, but the cultural context can radically change its tenor, as it does in Tanzania with those who have albinism. This doc reveals the country’s superstitiously violent attitude, telling the powerful stories of two children, victims of under-acknowledged discrimination.

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Awards & Festivals

Vancouver International Film Festival
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival


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