Still today, the images and narratives of Africa resonating in western mainstream thought allude to an eternally poverty stricken people helpless in the economical, ecological and political turmoil of their own making. While purporting to capture these stories to spark change for a people in need, this over-exposition has curated lucrative stereotypes in developed countries for companies in the charity sector. Blackwash is a feature length documentary de-constructing this imagery, mixing contemplative cinematography, provocative social commentary and stylish contemporary film making. Co-directors Keren Chernizon and Daniel Siqueira curate a collage of sights, sound and voices from cocoa farmers, fishermen, artists, athletes, activists and policy researchers across West Africa, contrasting western projections against the everyday diversity of it's citizens.

Running Time
56 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Daniel Siqueira, Keren Chernizon
Germany, Ghana, Brazil
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Blackwash» (16)

Brittany S. avatar
Brittany S.

A Flat out Exceptional Movie Event! Exceptional! Oh my God! Oh! My! God! My mind is blown!!!

Danielle avatar

Such a great film. Well worth the watch.

Harold avatar

Amazing movie! Each frame, each scene does not let you get bored

Joseph Kelley avatar
Joseph Kelley

Must see if you like Documentary

Sharon Knight avatar
Sharon Knight

Wonderful acting, beautiful script. A must see!

Adam P. avatar
Adam P.

There are so many things I'd like to say about this film - I could write a dissertation!

Brittany avatar

This is the first movie I really enjoyed it. The story is pretty standard Documentary. Fine by me. It looks fabulous, some nice toys to enjoy. If you want some fun, nothing too deep, that looks good!

Tiffany avatar

Keren Chernizon at his best! I would certainly recommend this film to anyone and it boasts an excellent soundtrack. Go see the film and go buy the soundtrack. They are too good to be missed.

Rebecca avatar

Great movie, would watch again if I have the time.

Olivia avatar

Didnt think I would like it but i was wrong. It is a Great movie!

Brenda Ramirez avatar
Brenda Ramirez

I have to admit this blew me away, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it but this was a really funny enjoyable piece of entertainment. Superb tongue in cheek Documentary