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Published on May 17, 2018
A talk by filmmaker Whitney Dow with introductions by Bard students and 2017-18 Courage to Be Fellows, Rachel Braver and Maeve Schallert, and Hannah Arendt Center Founder, Roger Berkowitz, as part of the Spring 2018 Courage to Be Lecture and Dinner Series held at Bard College.
Whitney Dow is a documentary filmmaker, producer, director, and educator working on issues of race and identity. His directorial credits include: Two Towns of Jasper; I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, Unfinished Country; and When the Drum is Beating. His producer credits include: Freedom Summer; Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America , The Undocumented, Toots and Among the Believers. Dow teaches interactive storytelling in the Integrated Media Arts (IMA) MFA program at CUNY Hunter College and has a Research Scholar appointment at Columbia University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE). He is currently working on the Whiteness Project, a story-based interactive project that examines ‘how Americans who identify as white, or partially white, understand and experience their race’.