The film “White Wash,” which explores the complexity of race in America through water culture, will screen at the California African American Museum Saturday, July 7 from 1-4 p.m. In examining the history of world water culture, and the history of “Black consciousness” the film discusses the power of race as a constructive phenomenon and how American history has included or not include stories about Black involvement in water culture as part of the national discourse. In White Wash, contemporary interviews filmed with professional and vocational surfers and scholars are woven together with historical film footage. A discussion following screening will include: Ted Woods, the film’s director; Rick Blocker, founder of BlackSurfing.com; Alison Rose Jefferson, Historian/UC Santa Barbara doctoral grad student; and Andrea Kabwasa, surfer, artist and educator.
Heal the Bay, the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, the Black Surfers Collective, the Black Surfing Association, and Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers (LABUE). They will all also feature displays at the screening. The event is being held in partnership with CAAM, Heal the Bay, the Pan African Film Festival and the NAACP.
To RSVP or for more information, call (213) 744-2024.