Indie Feature Film | 2010-2013 | Drama | Germany, Italy

    Brief synopsis

    Since 2008, Albinos in Tanzania have become human targets. Witch Doctors offer huge sums of cash for Albino body parts, for use in “magic” potions. Leading to isolation and fear in the population, this practice affects the 17,000 remaining Albinos in the country. From 2008 to 2010, there were more than 200 witchdoctor inspired murders. There is a saying there: “Albino’s don’t die, they just disappear”.

    “White Shadow” is the story of Alias (14), Albino boy on the run. After witnessing his father’s murder, he is sent by his mother to the city where he will grow up fast in a ruthless world and transform from victim to a man of his own destiny. (


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Salum AbdallahSalum [L]
    Riziki AllyMother [L]
    Hamisi BaziliAlias [L]
    James GayoKosmos [SR]
    Glory MbayuwayuAntoinette [SR]
    John S. MwakipundaAnulla [SR]


    ColoristUfuk GençCine Chromatix
    Director of photographyArmin DierolfVenezia 2013 / Sundance Film Festival
    Casting directorMatthias LuthardtCo-Produzent
    DirectorNoaz Deshe
    EditorNoaz Deshe
    EditorXavier Box
    EditorRobin Hill
    Makeup artist / hair stylistSandra LeutertChefmaskenbildnerin
    ComposerJames Masson
    Production designerSmith Kimaro
    Production designerDeepesh Shapriya
    Production managerKatja Lebedjewa
    Assistant production managerJulia NiethammerGermany
    ScreenwriterNoaz Deshe
    ScreenwriterArmin Dierolf
    Sound designerNiklas Kammertöns
    Sound editorClemens Nürnberger
    Supervising sound editorThomas Wallmann
    Foley artistPeter Roigk

    Distributing companies

    Temperclayfilm [de]


    Film Processing/TransfersCine Chromatix KGColor Grading, DCP Erstellung


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Noaz Deshe2013Int. Filmfestspiele Venedig [it]Lion of the Future - Award for a Debut FilmWinner
    Noaz Deshe2014Filmfest MünchenCineVisionNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 06/11/2014