22-28 Sept 2021
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Blanco portrays the daily life and human side of six albinos of different ages and stages in life, who have more in common than just their physical condition. Uninformed about the symptoms related to albinism, these people live their lives with normalcy despite their unique appearance, visual impairment and the harmful effects of the sun on their skin. Shot with an often ethereal beauty, Blanco neither exploits nor patronises its subjects, instead presenting them as they are, with warmth and compassion.

Blanco (2014)


Dominican Republic


Spanish and English with English subtitles




Melvin Duran

Melvin Duran

Melvin Duran

Born in the Dominican Republic in 1986, Melvin Duran graduated from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and the School of Law at the University of the Caribbean (Unicaribe). He then received his Masters in Film, TV and Interactive Media from the University Rey Juan Carlos I in Madrid. He partly crowd-funded Blanco (2014), his first feature-length film.

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