The Ethnic Divide of Crash

Originally Published: December 3, 2004

You think you know who you are. You have no idea.

That’s the tagline of the film Crash, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film is a straight forward, somewhat frightening look at where the United States is and isn’t with race relations.

Some of the sobering scenes in the film include a white couple being car-jacked by two black youths, an Iranian shop-keeper receiving racial slurs from a redneck when he attempts to by a gun to protect himself and a black television executive and his wife are roughed up and molested by white cops who’ve had a bad day.

The film’s ensemble cast includes Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon. It’s a powerful piece of filmmaking with a message. After everything this country has been through, why can’t we get past the racial divide.

We will be publishing an in-depth review of this film soon. In the mean time, explore our film library for all of our recent and archived REVIEWS HERE. On the search page, just type in the word REVIEW.

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