Release Date: January 1st, 2011
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 18 min.
The struggle and triumph of black surfers serves as a palette to show the complexity of race relations in America .
Director: Ted Woods
"Why are there so few black surfers?" That's the question posed by Ted Wood's incisive, if ultimately repetitive, documentary White Wash, and to answer the question the film digs deep into US political and social history. show more
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. show more
Has a complicated story to tell, about black surfers and, more broadly, about African-American history and the history of surfing. Great topics all, but that's a lot of ground to cover and, unsurprisingly, the film often feels a bit scattershot. show more