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White Berry

Feature debut by Sia Hermanides (known from the TV series Voetbalmeisjes) about a Dutch African girl with albinism looking for her place in the world.


Please note that that film is in Dutch, without subtitles.
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Seventeen-year-old Grace fled Burundi as a five-year-old with her mother and older brother. Grace has albinism, and albino hunters in Burundi hunted for her pigment-free skin. Now that she is in her final year of secondary school in Rotterdam, she must do everything to meet the expectations of her family. When she meets Kya and her friends, a new world opens up for Grace. In Kya and her entourage, Grace sees the embodiment of her African identity, but even more the person she would like to be: powerful, confident, and proud. She does everything she can to become part of the group. But how do you do that, when your self-image has become so negative due to years of exclusion?

WHITE BERRY is the feature debut of Sia Hermanides and partly based on the life experiences of lead actress Latifa Mwazi.

Sia Hermanides, Netherlands, 2022, 89 min. Dutch spoken, without subtitles. With Latifa Mwazi, Emmanuel Ohene Boafo, Joyeuse Musabimana, Jerry Armah, Jhamal Emanuelson.
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