Josephat Torner, 32, who has albinism and works for the country's Albino Society, speaks on March 12, 2015 in Dar es Salaam about discrimination and threats against Tanzania's albino population. AFP PHOTO / EMILE COSTARD
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The Tanzanian government has criticized a documentary about attacks on albinos that opens in the United States Friday, claiming the film is sensational, inaccurate, and ignores efforts to stop the brutality.Attacks on albino people, whose body parts can fetch up to $75,000 according to the Red Cross, have been reported in six countries in southern and east Africa since August, U.N. expert Ikponwosa Ero said.Vicky Ntetema, an official with Under the Same Sun, accuses Tanzania of lacking the "political will" to end the attacks in the film that was screened at the United Nations Thursday.U.N. figures estimated 75 albinos, including children, have been killed in Tanzania since 2000 with many others attacked and their limbs hacked off.
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