ALBINO WITCHCRAFT MURDERS! A LOT TO LEARN WITH LOTS OF TEARS TOO. TONIGHT 10:30PM ON SKY 182.

Today's show has a lot to learn about albino's, we talked about albino witchcraft murders and the backdrop of an escalation in brutal murders of people with albinism in east africa (Tanzania). There was lots of tears too. 
The Tanzania albino campaigner, Josephat Torner told us about his child hood in Tanzania, people used to run away from him and call him GHOST, his step mother wanted to poison him, he never had friends or good education because of his condition and had to leave it all after his mother's death because she was his only best friend. Watch this heart breaking show TONIGHT 10:30PM ON SKY 182 with more sympathy than pity to see the side effect of the lack of education and knowledge in the African community. 

Sporah meets The Tanzania Albino Campaigner, Josephat Torner who was born with albinism. Josephat has dedicated his life to campaigning against the discrimination of his people, confronting communities who may be hiding the murderers. 

Also we had the privilege to have Harry Freeland's (on the right ) who is British documentary examines the plight of albinos suffering discrimination and persecution in Tanzania.


Sporah on set with Josephat Torner and Harry Freeland who is a Director/Producer of  In the Shadow of the Sun" a film reveals the story of Albino killings in Tanzania. The  film reveals a story of deep-rooted superstition, suffering and incredible strength.


“In the Shadow of the Sun"  is a film reveals the story of Albino killings in Tanzania.  Directed by Harry Freeland, In the Shadow of the Sun explores the horrific treatment of albinism in Tanzania and follows one man’s courageous attempt to change it all. Filmed over six years, the documentary shows Josephat Torner, an albino rights campaigner, as he visits Ukerewe Island in Tanzania to confront the communities about the many violent deaths and attacks on albinos (in East Africa, many believe that an arm, the blood or even the life of an albino results in good luck and fortune) in an effort to change their superstitious beliefs.
“In the Shadow of the Sun"  is a film reveals the story of Albino killings in Tanzania.  Directed by Harry Freeland, In the Shadow of the Sun explores the horrific treatment of albinism in Tanzania and follows one man’s courageous attempt to change it all. Filmed over six years, the documentary shows Josephat Torner, an albino rights campaigner, as he visits Ukerewe Island in Tanzania to confront the communities about the many violent deaths and attacks on albinos (in East Africa, many believe that an arm, the blood or even the life of an albino results in good luck and fortune) in an effort to change their superstitious beliefs.


Josephat told us about his child wood in Tanzania, people used to run away from him and call him Ghost, he never had friends or good education because of his condition.





Very touching story! 

As a man with albinism,  "I will probably die of skin cancer before I reach the age of 40." Torner is one of the luckier ones. 
 Many Africans believe that a person with albinism is not only a less able person but may be a witch.  This has led to stigmatization, isolation, and suffering.   More than 60 albino people have been murdered for their body parts since 2007 in Tanzania.

Do we get to see all your life on this documentary? 

You will get to see a lot on this Documentary.
Filmed over six years ’In The Shadow Of The Sun’ tells the story of two albino men as they attempt to follow their dreams in the face of prejudice and fear in Tanzania. Against the backdrop of an escalation in brutal murders of people with albinism, quietly determined 15-year-old Vedastus still dreams of completing his education. Josephat Torner has dedicated his life to campaigning against the discrimination of his people and decides to leave home and travel to confront the communities who may be hiding the murderers. If they want to achieve their aims, Josephat and Vedastus will have to overcome not only other people's prejudice, but also their own fears - because the murderers could always be waiting just around the next corner. Rationality is Josephat's shield: "We can't be refugees in our own country just because of our color."
Through an intimate portrait of Vedastus and Josephat, director Harry Freeland reveals a story of deep-rooted superstition, suffering and incredible strength.

In Tanzania, witch doctors are spreading a belief that the body parts of albino people will bring wealth and good fortune. Referred to as ‘White Ghosts’ and ‘Devils’ within their communities, the superstition surrounding them has grown so strong that albinos now fear for their lives.

Josephat tell us more about yourself?

What can i say, I am just an ordinary Tanzanian man with an important message. My aim is to take the rights of 'people with albinism' to the top of Africa and shout as loud as I can that I can prove to all that a person with albinism is a person that is capable of anything and everythingand is not someone to be persecuted." 

As an activist for the Ukerewe Albino Association, located on Tanzania's Ukerewe Island, one of Torner's most important functions is to work with those who suffer as he does to help them understand they are not limited by the misconceptions and false assumptions of others. It is to teach his fellow albinos that they can achieve, they can get an education, they can raise families and start businesses, and they can live normal, productive lives.

In addition to his efforts on Ukerewe Island, Torner has been all over the world to shed light on the plight of African albinos through UN demonstrations, personal interviews, and speaking events. His tireless efforts have resulted in organizations like Southern Africa's Children getting involved on Ukerewe Island.
The importance of the efforts of Torner and organisations like Southern Africa's Children cannot be underestimated. Through the work of SAC an educational community centre has been established, funds have been set up to provide material aid, and albino children are being enrolled in schools. Furthermore, governments around the world have been made aware of the situation and are now putting tremendous pressure on African governments to step up.

 Josephat Torner decided to climp mount Kilimanjaro  for his courageous attempt to draw attention to abuse of persons with albinism.
Torner stated that he was climbing for children like Kabula who was forced to leave her home and parents. There are 118 children with albinism who have been herded into a 'special' school that is surrounded by a high wall and guarded by police officers at night. Abandoned and dumped for their safety, they are growing up confused and segregated from the wider community.  "This
is a dangerous precedent for our country to be setting," said Torner.

Torner says he has learnt to live his life without trusting anyone, not even relatives. “You are fighting an enemy you can’t see. Your enemy could be anyone and so you fight with everything you got". The dangers faced by albinos in Tanzania remain just as deadly today

Who knows how long Josephat Torner will be alive to carry the cause of his people. Yet long after he's gone his legacy will live on. Please consider helping delete the work of SAC, by making an online donation.

What a day! 

Eve, Josephat and Rachel after the show.


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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous17:28

    I MUST WATCH THIS ONE, thank you sporah for bn such a role model to us.

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  2. Anonymous02:20

    Am I the only one who thinks he is attractive, Is Josepht in a relationship? i like him, HE IS THE REAL MAN.

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  3. Anonymous02:24

    I'm albino african american, Albinism is not a disability people need education.

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  4. Anonymous02:29

    Poor man, I can on;y imagine how would it feel to look different from nearly everyone else in the community including your own family!

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