(stream documentary on The New Yorker magazine)
LAZARUS, executive produced by Madonna and Bryn Mooser and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Darg, is a short documentary following Lazarus Chigwandali on his rise from street musician to global recording artist and award-winning activist.
Through Lazarus' music, audiences explore the conflicting relationship between the life force of music and the dark superstition that’s lead to the murder, abduction, and mutilation of over 600 individuals with Albinism in East Africa. The film charts Lazarus’ remarkable rise to fame, from busking on the streets of Lilongwe to performing to huge festival crowds. Through the process of Lazarus recording his debut album with Johan Hugo, the film uncovers the dark reality of life for a person with Albinism in East Africa.