In Tanzania, and increasingly in neighboring countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Burundi, being an albino can make you a marked person. Over 40 albinos were murdered in Tanzania over the past year; in some cases, their body parts are used by witch doctors in potions and remedies. Against this backdrop, a Tanzanian businessman named Oscar Haule has devised a way to show his country that albinos are indeed human beings – by forming a soccer team comprised of more than 20 albino males. This film, produced by award-winning doc-maker Nick Broomfield and directed by frequent collaborator and protégé Marc Hoeferlin, follows the team in its first league season and shines a light on the shadowy practices that still endanger albinos.
Produced by: Nick Broomfield for National Geographic Television; A National Geographic Channel & More 4 coproduction
Length: 1 x 52 minutes
Currently in post-production
Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S. & UK