Whitewash is a 1994 television special and animated short film that was based on a true story. The program was produced and directed by Michael Sporn with a screenplay by Ntozake Shange. Ruby Dee and Linda Lavin provide voices for the animated characters.
Whitewash uses animation to tell the story of a young black girl's encounter with racism. On their way home from school, Helene and her brother are attacked by a group of white thugs who beat him up and spray-paint her face white.