Documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow shares with us his latest piece, "The Whiteness Project." During his frank debut, Dow discusses how creating a narrative that people can interact with will lead to social change.
His director and producer credits include, Two Towns of Jasper, I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, Unfinished Country, When the Drum is Beating, Freedom Summer, The Undocumented and Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America. He is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, Alfred I. duPont Award, Anthony Radziwill Documentary Achievement Award, the Beacon Award and the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award as well as many film festival honors. He teaches filmmaking and interactive storytelling at Hunter College and is producing the feature documentary Among the Believers.
Dow has been a guest lecturer at many universities, and worked in dozens of High schools across the country in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves who have built curriculums around his films. He is currently working in partnership with PBS on the ongoing interactive documentary series Whiteness Project which examines how white Americans process their ethnic identity.