We profiled the insightful, black surfer documentary Whitewash back in August and now you can watch it, courtesy of Hulu, for free. It explores the issue of race and “black consciousness” in America through the eyes and minds of black surfers.
To recap, the film looks at the history of the rarely detailed surfing culture within the African American community, told from the POV of black surfers from Hawaii, Jamaica, Florida, and California. It includes archival footage along with conversations from professors, historians, authors, and of course professional surfers.
Ted Woods directed the production with narration duties held by Ben Harper and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter from The Roots.
I had a chance to watch it yesterday and I’m glad I did.