Ever wonder about albinos in Africa? Reportedly, one in every 4,000 Africans is born with albinism. Which would add up to nearly a quarter million black albinos on the continent.
Now brace yourself: In Tanzania, people with albinism are being murdered and mutilated... so their body parts can be used for magic.
Embedded below is a 12-minute video report about this phenomenon, broadcast last month on Al Jazeera English.
The second video is about albinos in South Africa. Thankfully, they are not targets for murder... but they do face social ostracism. You’ll meet a young woman from Soweto whose father abandoned her due to her condition.
That 8-minute piece was produced in 2006 by London-based Journeyman Pictures.