White Black Boy

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film-roll Denmark / Color / 57' / 2012

Shida is the new kid in class in a private boarding school in Tanzania. He is shy, he has no self-esteem, he does not speak one word of English – the primary language in the school, and he suffers from albinism. Like most children with albinism in the country, Shida was taken away from his parents to be protected from the witchcraft related killings. The school is a chance of an education and to escape a life on the bottom of society.

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Camilla Suenson Magid

Camilla Magid was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1979. She studied Film and Media at the University of Copenhagen and Arab Language and Culture at the Royal Danish Defence College. From this platform she made her first award winning documentary The Black Lines (2006) shot in Aleppo, Syria. In 2007, Camilla became a member of the Danish Film Association SUPER16. She has since then made documentaries in Denmark, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, that have been broadcast on national television and screened at festivals around the world.

Camilla Suenson Magid
Rasmus Heisterberg
Talib Rasmussen
Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound Design
Peter Albrechtsen
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