OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – WAR OF COLORS- I am different not by choice but by birth and I stand proud, I stand tall, I make no apology because I am who I am ‘This is Me!’

Albinism: a congenital absence of pigment in the skin and hair (which are white) and the eyes (which are usually pink).

Diandra Forrest is a person with albinism, as Rue, she delivers the role with an intense maturity that only someone living in that daily nightmare can. The whole emotion and intensity are further accentuated by the script which is hard-hitting and hurtful to listen. 

The whole emotion and intensity are further accentuated by the script which is hard-hitting and hurtful to listen

Writer, director and producer Emir Kumova has created a masterpiece, he blends the volatility with moments of heart-melting tenderness. Rue, one day for a brief moment drops her inhibitions to show affection towards a work colleague, however, overhearing a conversation about her albinism by the same colleague brings her back to reality. Life is just not fair!

Writer, director and producer Emir Kumova has created a masterpiece, he blends the volatility with moments of heart-melting tenderness

Attending a bookstore slam poetry night for black artists is her watershed moment and the poem she has penned, and reads is beyond written expression. The crown of a role model sits well on Rue’s head.

The monochrome and shadow cinematography by Christopher Brendan Kistan lifts the film and gives it a razor-sharp edge that is cutting, soft and sublime when needed.

The monochrome and shadow cinematography by Christopher Brendan Kistan lifts the film and gives it a razor-sharp edge

Sonia McCloud Film Business Magazine

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