Actor Charles Rogers hates his skin and 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 embody “whiteness” and erase all that he has ever been in order to join the group he believes he should be a part of. But is this actually possible?
Director’s Statement: Mtume Gant
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 through someone who on the surface appears to be an antagonist. 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.