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Sunday Film: In My Genes

January 13, 2013

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

In My Genes                      

DVD, Color,  78 minutes,  2009  (Kenya)

Directed by Lupita Nyong’o

In English and Swahili

What is it like to be “white” in a “black” society?  Agnes, a woman with albinism, overcomes the difficulties of being born with no pigment in a society that discriminates against the condition.  In My Genes asks us to consider how it feels to be a member of one of the most hyper-visible and yet effectively invisible groups of people in a predominantly black society.

Conversation with Director to follow.

This film is a part of the Youth & Resilience film series, in collaboration with the New York African Film Festival.  Learn more at:

Films may contain language or subject matter offensive to some viewers. All films are FREE and subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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