Refilwe Modiselle. Picture: Amahle Innovative Media

South African model and TV personality Refilwe Modiselle brings to life the painful story of Mansa, an African woman with albinism, in her first lead a role in the international short film, White Gold.

Penned and directed by UK based filmmaker Luke Bradford, White Gold follows a tragic sequence of events with Mansa getting an arm hacked as the result of misconceptions around this genetic disorder.

She then seeks out Natron, played by veteran actor Aubrey Makola, a witchdoctor, who robbed her of her security, career and dignity.

Shot on location in Walkerville, South of Joburg, the film was inspired by a true event that took place in Tanzania, East Africa.

Chatting to Bradford from his UK home, the award-winning director shares, “In 2016, I was shooting a documentary in Tanzania and I met a missionary couple from Texas, who runs an organisation that provides necessary aid for people living with albinism.