The Skin Trade

The murderous trade in Albino body parts in Eastern Africa

Tanzania: The strange and murderous tale of the trade in Albino bones in East Africa. From 2005 until 2010 a series of brutal murders of people with albinism plagued the fishing and mining towns of the region. Many of the victims were young girls. It finally came to light that their bodies were being used as the key ingredient in magic potions being made by local witchdoctors. Nominated for the 2010 Walkley Award for Best Social Justice Documentary.