According to a report by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in certain African countries, “a complete albino skeleton can fetch up to 75,000 dollars.’’ This phenomenon is due to mistaken beliefs.
The film is constructed around the words of persons suffering from albinism and labouring under a double punishment, at once psychological and physical. Albinos describe their experience faced with mutilation. The film begins with the skin of an albino, paying homage to other bodies, and immerses us in a world of 3D computer imagery.
75 000 $ emphasises the biological aspect of albinism which is a hereditary genetic anomaly that affects skin pigmentation, as well as the physical and moral conditions of albinos, who are discriminated against, mutilated and victims and ritual crime in Africa.
I have chosen to illustrate the victims’ words with emotion capture and/or time freezes confronted with violence through 3D in a nocturnal ambience.