Britain's Whitest Family

About the Show

About the Show

This moving documentary examines three sufferers of albinism. Burdened by the prejudices of others, these three young men are continually ostracised and bullied by their peers because of their condition. Only one in 17,000 people are born with albinism, but 25-year-old Haider Ali, a British Pakistani, is from a family in which all seven members have the condition. If you include his first cousins, that makes 15 Pakistani Albinos in one family. It’s understood that Haider’s family could be the largest Albino family in the world. Ayo, 16, is the oldest of three albino siblings, and also has educational attainment problems due to his condition. Joey, 15, is the only ethnically white albino subject in Britain’s Whitest Family. Having been harshly bullied throughout his life, he finds solace in talent for music. This documentary examines the lives lived by three people who feel they are trapped in the wrong colour skin, as they attempt to regain their confidence and discover their own identity.


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