Dana White
Dana white

Dana White is an award-winning filmmaker. Her work and inspirations gravitate to the areas of loss, grief, PTSD, trauma, aging, and the female voice. The “Quiet Voices” of the world, the stories not easily told. Her films have played at festivals around the world. Her feature film, In the Orchard, is a story that opens a conversation about grief and loss. It won Best film at the Sonoma International Film Festival and went on to screen at numerous festivals around the country. Her film Turning Blue premiered at the Cleveland International Festival and went on the screen internationally. Turning Blue sheds light on the difficult subjects of death, transition, and caregiving. Her newest film, Involuntary seeks to bring awareness to the systemic ageism that permeates our country and culture. It is the first in a three-film series about elder abuse and older adult patient dumping. Dana is a fierce voice for stories about older adults. She is also an Assistant Professor at Kent State University where she teaches film and writing. She founded and advises the Female Filmmakers Initiative. at Kent State.