In My Genes: Docu about Albinism, Produced and Directed by Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan actress and Oscar winner  (“12 Years a Slave”) is also a filmmaker, having served as the creator, director, editor, and producer of the award-winning feature documentary, In My Genes.

The documentary follows eight individual Kenyans who have one thing in common: they were born with albinism, a genetic condition that causes a lack of pigmentation. In many parts of Africa, including Kenya, it is a condition that marginalizes, stigmatizes, and even endangers those who have it. Though highly visible in a society that is predominantly black, the reality of living with albinism is invisible to most. Through her intimate portraits, Nyong’o enables us see their challenges, humanity, and everyday triumphs.

 

 

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