'WHITE: A MEMOIR IN COLOR'USA, 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2012. – Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
2012. – Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, 2012. – Kopkind Grassroots Film Festival
2012. – New York Jewish Film Festival
2012. – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
2012. – San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
In this deeply personal and emotional exploration of racial identity, director Joel Katz shares his family's journey of immigration, assimilation, liberal idealism, bitter disillusionment, and ultimately, reconciliation. The son of Jewish parents, Katz's father became a professor at Howard University. As a white educator working at the nation's preeminent African American college during the turbulent Civil Rights Era, he was subjected to a range of difficult experiences and emotions, including an attack by a student. When Joel Katz also becomes a professor at a predominately non-white university, he must confront his own racial attitudes. This film brilliantly exposes the dimensions of race and prejudice in America's multicultural society.