Editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of National Geographic Martyna Wojciechowaska has won the Golden Nymph award in the Current Affairs Documentary category for her film Ludzie Duchy (The Ghost People) at the 55th Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo.
“It’s amazing to be here and to receive this award, especially because I have the opportunity to raise a very important issue for me in the name of the movie’s main character, 17 -year-old Kabula, and albinos in Tanzania and East Africa. It’s hard to believe, but in the twenty-first century people are preying on people. Albinos live in fear of death every day. They are brutally attacked, their hands and feet are chopped off and sold on the black market for huge amount of money. And they are being killed only because someone believes that potions and charms made from their body parts bring prosperity and happiness,” said Wojciechowska during her acceptance speech.
The Ghost People tells about the ordeal of the albino people in Tanzania.