Resource of
Open Minds


Themes: Social Justice, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression,
Region: Southern Africa
Country: Zimbabwe


Afro Tokyo produces a 3D animated short film that addresses the issues faced by those in African society who have rare skin conditions like albinism and vitiligo. The film follows the story of Tsitsi, a Zimbabwean girl born with vitiligo. The plot follows her journey through life, fighting her way through social and cultural challenges and injustices. She uncovers the hidden mysteries of African mythology, culture and belief systems that stigmatize people with skin conditions like her own. Afro Tokyo thereby hopes to contribute to the destigmatization of vitiligo and albinism, presenting the audience with a character who can increase the self-esteem of individuals who have these skin conditions. Also, the short film showcases the power of African storytelling and folklore to an international audience. The film is distributed, free of charge, across various media houses, television stations, schools, and social media platforms to ensure that it reaches the widest possible audience.

Afro Tokyo is a Creative Network Company based in Zimbabwe that seeks to provide high-quality new media solutions in entertainment, education and business commercials.