Black On White

Peter Karuna

1994, 27:00 minutes, colour, English


Nothing is quite the same for George Smallwood, once his skin turns black. In Black On White, the public and private reactions to this new phenomenon are played out in the media as George's problem becomes everyone's. Parodies of commercials, sitcoms, talkshows and news reports underscore the tenacity with which whites desperately cling to notions of superiority.

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Critical Writing

This Is (Not) A Comedy: Black On White and the (De)Construction...
by Lesley Douglass. Fuse, Summer 1995, v. 18, no. 4.