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Mirrors of Privilege [videorecording]: Making Whiteness Visible

directed by Shakti Butler and Rick Butler ; produced by Shakti Butler ; theatre director, John Scott
Video; DVD
This film advances the argument that with transformative learning, a dialogue for learning, changing, healing, and undoing race-based oppression can begin. It features the experiences and stories of White women and men who are social justice advocates. They have worked to gain insight into what it means, as White people, to challenge notions of race, racism, culture and White identity development in the United States. Their shared reflections speak to the denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear and shame often related to these issues and show how these responses can be replaced with solid commitments towards racial justice.
Shakti Butler; Rick Butler; John Scott
Participants include Elizabeth Denevi, Jeb Middlebrook, Mary Riordan, Rick Broniec, Marguerite Parks, Peggy McIntosh, Janelle Peterson, Joe Fahey, Gillian Burlingham, Jennifer Juhler, Gary Howard, Tim Wise, Andrea Rabinowitz, Francie Kendall, Dianne Finnerty, Krista Alderson, Kim Irwin ; actors, Aisha Bilal, Judy Blumenfeld, Kumi Oya, Andrew Weed ; dancer, Amara Tabor-Smith.
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Run Time
50 min.
Optional English subtitles
Title from title screen and end credits.
Variant Title
Making whiteness visible
  • Beginnings
  • The ground shifts
  • A thousand little cuts
  • The sickness within
  • The labyrinth
  • Conversations
  • The life I would lead
  • Credits.
Director of photography, Rick Butler ; editors, Shirley Gutierrez, Peter Shwartz ; original music, Stefan Dasho.
Oakland, CA : World Trust Educational Services : Distributed by World Trust, c2006.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured. Institutions/Organizations The education, non-profit, corporate or government institution purchaser is limited to viewing World Trust films for use within the institution on the following conditions: A: World Trust Films were purchased by the institution; B: no admission is charged; and C: the showing is limited to a presentation for staff members and/or students within the institution, and is used to promote the discussion of diversity issues.
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View


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