In order to correct the stigma and discrimination associated with Albinism, Onome Akinlolu Majaro Foundation (OAM) and Ada Ossai Production weekend released a movie titled Beyond the Complexion, a film designed to change people perception about Nigerians living with albinism.
The film made by Michael Azano, directed by Omokehinde and produced by Ada Ossai was an adaptation of a true life story, which tries to correct myths and misconceptions of albinism, while shedding a light on the trials and triumphs of persons living with albinism.
Speaking during the premier weekend in Lagos, the producer, Ada Ossai who is also a Person With Albinism, PWA, explained that in the short film, was a true life story and fiction that showed the resilience of the Albino child when encouraged by family and the society.
Beyond the complexion is a short film on people living with Albinism . The shot film was premiered in Lagos.
The movie is a true life story mixed with fiction.
Ada Ossai who noted that growing up was full of challenges as a PWA explained that albinism is a range of disorders varying in severity and caused by a reduction or absence of the pigment melanin, often causing white skin, light hair, and vision problems and has no spiritual link.
Statistics available have show that the condition affects more than 17,000 people globally.
Co- producer, Mrs. Onome Majaro noted that the specific message in the film was that albinism is a genetic condition and not witchcraft, or infidelity.
Its purely in the gene. One of the parents has to be carriers for you to have an albino child that is the specific message and we are also trying to say that albinos deserve love and respect; albinos can do anything they set their mind to.
major goals of the film is to create awareness and not for profit making.We are not selling it for now but we would eventually put it on YouTube, she added.
Speaking, mother to one of the producers, Mrs. Rita Okagbare, noted that the movie was capital intensive said: Although it was expensive, I am glad it was successful.
Commending Pefti for their assistance, she encouraged parents with albino children to care and love them as they are special gift from God.
When these children are not loved by their parents, others will begin to treat them badly but when they are loved by their parents, people outside will . Below are some red carpet pictures took on the film premiere in lagos ..
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