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Back to Natural (Premiere) supported by short doc 'London Locks'
September 7, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe BEM hosts with a Q&A following the screenings with the directors of both films, renowned actress #JudithJacob and Founder of Curly Treats Festival, #VinnaBest
#LONDONLOCKS (UK) – directed by Aaron Christian
Running time: 9 minutes
Follow by Q&A
London Locks (UK) is a short #documentary that follows six individuals who are pioneering a change in the way young black men and women feel about their #hair and personal image. It explores each person’s reasoning behind why they decided to grow their deadlocks, what it means to each of them individually and how they see the natural hair movement moving forward as a collective.
Key cast: #MarcHare #KieranPharaoh #AyishatAkanbi #CurtisEssex #SkinnyMacho #JamesWilliams
#BACKTONATURAL (USA) – directed by Gillian Scott-Ward
Running time: 69 Minute
Follow by Q&A
SYNOPSIS: ‘Back to Natural’ is a groundbreaking #documentary film that takes a shocking and emotional look at the intersection of #hair, #politics, and identity in #Blackcommunities. This documentary is a powerful, thought provoking, call for healing that takes a grass roots approach to exploring the globalized policing of natural #blackhair. Filmed in #NewYork City, #Philadelphia #Paris And #CapeTown, Back to Natural explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the “New” Natural Hair movement. Join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment while celebrating our history and natural styles that are taking the world by storm.
Natural hair is not a fad; it’s a birthright. Find your freedom.
Sponsored by Premae with support by Cantu UK and GroHealthy
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