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Afro Hair Rituals

A teenage girl visits her grandmother to get her Afro hair done, something that takes hours and requires rituals filled with patience and care.

Drawing on her own experience, filmmaker Amber Akaunu captures an intimate moment that celebrates a central part of many black women’s lives.

New Creatives is supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts

Director – Amber Akaunu
Director of Photography – Nioofar Shaaifi
Producer – Barrington Paul Robinson

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4 minutes

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