White Wash
White Wash (2011)

White Wash, the documentary, is a film exploring the complexity of race in America through the eyes of the ocean. Examining the history of "black consciousness" as it triumphs and evolves into the minds of black surfers, we learn… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2011
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Employing the usual grab bag of documentary building blocks, Mr. Woods never quite melds his film into a compelling whole, though individual pieces can be fascinating.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Even at 78 minutes, White Wash pads its material through repetition but remains a proficient portrait of how increased social, economic, and geographic opportunity fosters diversity -- in life and out on the waves.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Feels simultaneously dense with information and analysis and as pleasantly breezy as a day at the beach-at least for its first half.

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