Directed by Lupita Nyong'o

Kenya, 2009 , 78 min.

The first feature-length documentary by talented Kenyan director Lupita Nyong’o (born in Mexico, raised in Kenya, and educated in the United States), In My Genes follows eight individual Kenyans who have one thing in common: they were born with albinism, a genetic condition that causes a lack of pigmentation. In many parts of Africa, including Kenya, it is a condition that marginalizes, stereotypes, and even endangers those who have it. Though highly visible in a society that is predominantly black, the reality of living with albinism is invisible to most. Through her intimate portraits, Ms. Nyong’o lets us see their challenges, their humanity, and their everyday triumphs.

In English.