Colored White Boy by Dr. Maurice M. Martinez, DVD, 2008
Top award, documentary, at the CINE NOIR FILM FESTIVAL, 2008.
The history of racial diversity in North Carolina has been kept secretive since the days of slavery. This documentary opens the shutters of sheltered truths to reveal the pathos of human existence in a social order that restricted the freedom of some and allowed unlimited privilege to others. This is a true story about a White man from Pender County who discovers that he is African American. A vibrant, moving soundtrack by Wilmington pianist/composer/vocalist, Grenoldo Frazier, and New York musician, bluesman BBQ Bob, with a special appearance by folk singer Michael Wolfe, adds shades of sad-glad emotion to the textures in this poignant docudrama.
Runtime: 40 minutes