The videos below are not specific to our Zambian schools but give a good portrayal of the plight of persons with albinism in Zambia and sub Saharan Africa.
Born Too White: What It’s Like To Have Albinism in Tanzania | Full Documentary | Reel Truth
Oscar Duke, an NHS doctor with albinism heads to Tanzania and Malawi to discover what life is like for other people with the same genetic condition. Whilst in East Africa, Oscar explores the reasons why albino people are vulnerable to attack in these countries as well as interview some of the people who hold prejudiced views towards albinism.
In Tanzania, albinos are feared and hated as many believe they are cursed and bring bad luck. As a result of these terrible superstitions they have become victims of mutilation. To be born as an albino in certain places in Africa continues to be the worst sentence. Black magic rituals use their organs and witch doctors will pay high fees for their limbs. In this episode we meet with the victims of this heartbreaking reality and those who are trying to end these barbaric traditions. Distributed by Sideways Films
People can be so afraid that they’re even willing to kill. They say giving birth to such a “creature” is a curse. Some believe that owning a part of their body will make them rich. And all because of the color of their skin. RT reveals the reality of life for white Africans in Tanzania. Josephat Terner conquered his own fears and prejudice and then devoted his life to fighting injustice. Watch more on RT’s documentary channel http://rtd.rt.com