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Directed by Alicia K. Harris
Canada, 2019 (fiction, 11 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"A young girl wears her afro to school on picture day and must deal with the unexpected consequences. PART I of the HAIR IS trilogy, a series of short films exploring the personal and political intersections of black hair, identity, and freedom."
-- aliciakharris.com (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Alicia K. Harris
Produced by: Alicia K. Harris, Rebeca Ortiz, Venessa Harris, Kurtis Chen, Ryan Nesbitt
Principal Cast: Hazel Downey, Jessica Danov, Phyola James, Maria Moga, Danielle Smith, Deragh Campbell, Robert Blake
Cinematography: Ann Tipper
Film Editing: Kathryn Lyons
Production Company: Sugar Glass Films
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"The film [PICK] is based on my own personal experiences growing up as a Black woman with a natural Afro. I felt from a very young age I wasn't pretty if I had natural hair simply because there was very little representation of me ... The white woman with blonde hair would be portrayed as a beautiful woman."
-- Alicia K. Harris (source)

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