#docchat with Whitney Dow of 'Whiteness Project'

Whitney Dow, director and producer of Whiteness Project: Inside the White/Caucasian Box, will join our Twitter #docchat this Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 1 PM ET (10 AM PT) to 2 PM ET (11 AM PT), taking your questions about tackling the taboo subject of race in America and the response to his online documentary.

Whitney Dow is an award-winning filmmaker who has spent the last 18 years producing and directing documentaries about race, including Two Towns of Jasper, a landmark 2003 POV documentary that examined race in the aftermath of the shocking murder of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, Texas, which he co-directed with Marco Williams.

Ask Whitney a question by posting to Twitter with the hashtags #docchat and/or #WhitenessProject.

Here is an overview of the #docchat event:

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1-2 PM ET. If you can’t make it, you can send in your questions ahead of time using the hashtags #docchat and/or #WhitenessProject, or in a comment below.

Who: Whitney Dow, the director and producer of Whiteness Project: Inside the White/Caucasian Box, will be tweeting from @whitneybdow. POV Digital will be moderating from @povdocs.

How: To submit a question, send a tweet with the hashtag #docchat or #WhitenessProject from an active Twitter account or leave a comment below if you don’t have an account. To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #docchat on Twitter. You can also bookmark this post and return after October 22, 2014 for a recap.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.