EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has acquired worldwide rights to the Sepia Films documentary.
Vic Sarin directed and Tina Pehme and Kim C Roberts of Vancouver-based Sepia Films produced The Boy From Geita, which premiered at Hot Docs earlier in the year.
108 Media plans to the release in North America the film about the young albino victim of a vicious attack in Tanzania who forms a strong bond with a Canadian man who is also an albino. According to the filmmakers, approximately 151 people with albinism have been subjected to attacks in Tanzania since 2006.
Jordan Nutson of 108 Media brokered the deal with Pehme and Roberts.
“With this issue being so current, it is vital that audiences around the world become educated and aware of the brutalities committed against albinos in Tanzania,” said Nutson. “108 Media is passionate about bringing this eye-opening documentary to the marketplace, creating the necessary call to action.”
“Through telling Adam’s story, I hope to shed a light on the horrible reality that persons with albinism in Tanzania face every day,” said Sarin. “At the same time, I want to celebrate the human spirit, the capacity for goodness and the difference people make in the world if they don’t just sit on the sidelines. It is my hope to inspire more people to be part of the action that is needed to create change.”