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Sunday Film: In My Genes
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: http://www.africanfilmny.org/
Films may contain language or subject matter offensive to some viewers. All films are FREE and subject to change or cancellation without notice.