Jesus was not white.
This film examines how portraying Jesus as white has reinforced cultural divides from the colonial era up through our modern period of rampant gentrification, segregated churches, and police violence.
How can we build a society where we truly care about our neighbors who don't look like us?
This film finds inspiration in everyday people.
We weave together the stories of a white family who has adopted two black boys, an African American dancer, and an interracial Seattle congregation reckoning with their stained glass image of Christ.
These stories, intertwined with the lives of the larger gentrifying community and historical interviews, teach us that there is a better way forward but it takes courage.
JOSH AASENG is an award-winning writer and director for theatre and film. He is a member owner of New Day Films, and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.
DAEMOND ARRINDELL is a writer, performer, and arts educator. He is a Jack Straw Writer and curator, a Mineral School fellow, and VONA Writer’s Workshop fellow. He has written for City Arts, Specter, Crosscut, Poetry NorthWest, and Seattle Review of Books.
T. GERONIMO JOHNSON is an award-winning writer. His novels have been included on Time Magazine’s list of the top ten books and awarded the Saroyan International Prize for Writing, among other honors.
The whitewashed image of Christ divides people and affirms the myth of racial superiority.
Call on the Christian church to usher in an era of true human community.