Welcome to the fourth edition of the White Man Film Festival, where we focus on films and videos for, by, and about the white man.
The White Man Film Festival is not simply a festival or simply about film, it is more importantly an idea – an idea to contemplate, to consider, and to mourn.
The White Man Film Festival celebrates the diversity of the white man as he treads between knowledge and ignorance.
This festival is not one based on intolerance or bigotry of any sort, nor is it based on love or generosity.
Our theme for the fourth edition of the White Man Film Festival is:
DON’T BE AFRAID TO HATE!
Our main assumption is that a thing exists which we may call “the white man.” This thing, be it physical, metaphysical, cultural, or social, remains at the pinnacle of a centuries old and still dominant, international racial hierarchy. The notion of the “white man” is fundamental to the organization of the modern world.
One great privilege of “whiteness” is its exemption from racial categorization. In other words, “white people” are pure human beings – the standard bearers of humanity — whereas, those of us who cannot pass for white are marked by color, by race. As the purest form of humanity, the white person, or more precisely, the white man can exemplify and promote universal human values. The non-white may only represent the interests of a locale, a race, or an ethnicity.
Future editions will address the issues of discrimination, gender, and the biological differences concerning the consistency of earwax.
We must trust the laws of nature. We must be strict in our adherence to ourselves. We must be powerful, beautiful, and without regret. We must question everything and follow the evidence wherever it leads.
Finally, we highlight two historical statements. The first from UNESCO in 1951:
”The physical anthropologists and the man in the street both know that races exist; the former, from the scientifically recognisable and measurable congeries of traits which he uses in classifying the varieties of man; the latter from the immediate evidence of his senses when he sees an African, a European, an Asiatic and an American Indian together.“
The second from Immanuel Kant in the late eighteenth century:
“In the hot countries the human being matures earlier in all ways but does not reach the perfection of the temperate zones. Humanity exists in its greatest perfection in the white race.”