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New York Actor Charles Rodgers hates his Black skin and all the hardship that comes with it. Feeling trapped by his race Charles believes he has found the solution to his problems; change his appearance to that of a White man and in turn erase all that he has ever been to join the group he believes he should be a part of. But is this ever possible?

 

Director's Statement

Our nation is in a rare period. As America debates the vision for its political and social future, there has been massive discourse around identity, privilege, discrimination and what we as a country must do to right the wrongs done to those most marginalized by society. WHITE FACE explores this discourse, following Charles Rogers, who on the surface appears as an antagonist of sorts, an antihero who we initially look at with disgust. But as we search deeper, we find that he is the embodiment of our country's internal struggle to define itself, and the tragic result of our inability to do so without any consensus. 

This film shall be the second installment of my artist trilogy, a direct follow­-up to to my previous film SPIT, which chronicled the experience of an artist struggling against the stranglehold of modern capitalism. WHITE FACE ups the ante in this exploration and like SPIT, connects my personal experience to the broader context - that we are all struggling to find peace and acceptance in the face of great political and social obstacles. - Mtume Gant


Screening History 

Ashland Independent Film Festival - World Premiere - Nominated Best Short Narrative 

Cucalorus Film Festival

Woods Hole Film Festival 

HollyShorts Fim Festival 

Portland Film Festival 

Kinofilm: Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival

The Lower East Side Film Festival 

Coney Island Film Festival

Bushwick Film Festival - Winner Programmers Choice Award

San Francisco Black Film Festival - Winner Best Short Film 

BlackStar Film Festival

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

Arizona Underground Film Festival 

Rainier Independent Film Festival

Harlem International Film Festival - Winner Best Experimental Film

Santa Cruz Film Festival 

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

Columbus International Film & Video Festival 

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival - Winner Best Actor 

Afrikana Independent Film Festival