"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A passionate rebuttal of prejudice and discrimination."
- LaRoi Lawton, Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)
“A candid exposé of what it means to live with albinism in Africa, the direct essence of our being.”
- Isaac Mwaura, Albinism Society of Kenya
“With her documentary, Lupita Nyong’o tells us about ourselves. About our ability to stigmatize and exclude. Our inability to accept difference. Through CK, Mwaura, Alex and the others- all of whom have faced the challenge of being born with albinism- but mostly through Agnes, Lupita helps us to see life from the perspective of a segment of our society that is highly visible, yet totally invisible in all areas of life. It leaves us with a sense of shame that we can so sorely lack understanding, but it also leaves us with a sense of pride that despite all odds, one can, like Agnes, triumph. It is a must see for all who want to learn, to understand.”
- Mumbi Ngugi, Albinism Foundation of East Africa
“…A salutary rebuke to prejudice, in all its forms… IN MY GENES therefore becomes an important, challenging and, above all, necessary film. Ms. Nyong’o deserves praise for the conversation her debut film invites us to have with ourselves after we have seen it and taken it all in. The dedication is to “different people.” Lest we forget: we are all different but the same, as human beings.”
- Mwalimu John Sibi-Okumu, Kenyan writer, actor and television presenter