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Release Date: 2011

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
The struggle and triumph of black surfers serves as a palette to show the complexity of race relations in America .

Cast: Ben Harper, Tariq Trotter

Director: Ted Woods

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

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