Whitewash (1994 film)
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|Directed by||Michael Sporn|
|Produced by||Michael Sporn|
|Music by||Caleb Sampson|
Home Box Office
Michael Sporn Animation
|Distributed by||First Run Features|
|Release dates||August 16, 1994|
|Running time||25 minutes|
Whitewash is a 1994 television special and animated short film that was based on a true story. The program was produced and directed by Michael Sporn with a screenplay by Ntozake Shange. Ruby Dee and Linda Lavin provide voices for the animated characters.
Whitewash uses animation to tell the story of a young black girl's encounter with racism. On their way home from school, Helene and her brother are attacked by a group of white thugs who beat him up and spray-paint her face white.
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