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Student Wins 2 Awards

 Vaida BlazyteVaida Blazyte has won two awards for her proposed dissertation film ‘Colourless’ on people with Alibinism in Tanzania.

The film will observe the lives of ‘colourless’ African artists - members of the Albino Revolution Cultural Troupe in Tanzania, who are highlighting and resisting the stigmatization and killing of people with albinism. The 20 minute documentary film will portray the extraordinary Troupe and their stories of growing up, surviving and living as an albino in Tanzania - a country which is believed to have the largest population of albinos - yet being exposed to the appalling discrimination and prejudice.

One World Media Trust and the University of Ulster’s Alumni Association have awarded £1000 each to the film, making it possible for Vaida, a Lithuanian studying at Ulster, to produce the film over the summer of 2012.

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