AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW ZEALAND

JULY 18, 2024 TO JULY 28, 2024

Combing Through Hairitage (South Africa)

GENRE: Documentary
LENGTH: 44 minutes
LOCATIONS: South Africa
DIRECTOR: Onthatile Nthathe
LANGUAGES: English
RATING:

Synopsis

A topical must watch, “Combing through Hairitage” is an insightful documentary that explores the profound relationship between African women and their hair. It engages with the complex interplay between the natural black hair movement and the prevalent trend of sourced hair. Tracing the historical trajectory of black hair, the documentary offers a glimpse into the evolution of black hair trends such as the introduction of wigs and weaves, unravelling their purpose and the motivations that lead to their adoption. Central to the narrative are the voices and experiences of African women who share a profound bond with their own hair raising thought-provoking questions such as societal perceptions of beauty and professionalism. Above all, it achieves the aim of encouraging African women to celebrate their hair and safeguard its significance.

Ticket Info

auckland
Sat, 20 July
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4:00 pm

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