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Whitewashed: Unmasking the World of Whiteness (2013)

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"Whitewashed" is a documentary film that explores racism and what it means to be white in the United States.

Using amateur footage collected over the course of several years, the film records the voices of white people--everyday whites as well as experienced anti-racist white activists--reflecting on race, racism, and white identity. It is intended to educate and spark dialog both within and across racial groups.

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