In Our Heads about Our Hair

A long weekend+free time=breath of fresh air! Over the weekend, I went to see one of the documentaries in BAMcinematek’s New Voices in Black Cinema series in NYC. There were a few that I wanted to check out, especially In Our Heads about Our Hair.

Here’s the summary from BAM’s website: Offering a refreshing perspective on black women’s hair—from the point of view of black women and with help from Khamit Kinks natural hair salon, In Our Heads About Our Hair is a candid and funny glimpse into the issues surrounding hair and self-esteem while advocating for the acceptance of all hairstyle choices.

This documentary touched on so many things about natural hair in society, relationships, and the workplace. Many women poured out their hearts and shared their personal journies about going natural-whether it was out of choice, necessity, or illness-and how their hair has affected their lives. It delved into issues of self-love, acceptance, and self-esteem of women of color. In Our Heads about Our Hair was refreshing and moving, with a great message. The director and producers did a great job of delivering entertaining and candid interviews with everyday people from various ethnicities, races, and social backgrounds. To me, the documentary went beyond discussing natural hair- it gave a real and spirited glimpse of how Black women are viewed through the lens of society, in addition to how we look at ourselves.

Here are some pics I took from the event:

The crowd...not one seat left in the house!

The Q&A session after the screening with the director and producers

Unfortunately, the last viewing of In Our Heads was at BAM, but the producers are hoping to win some awards, and possibly bring it to a major film festival and on DVD in the future.

Check out the trailer below!

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4 Responses to “In Our Heads about Our Hair”
  1. Unknown Black Male says:

    I’ve shared this with my connections on Twitter & with the women in my life.

    Thanks for sharing, great information.

  2. Thank you Bellacoils for taking the time to see our film and write a encouraging and positive review. It was definitely a labor of love that we hope will touch sisters across the country and the globe and give insight and inspiration. Thanks again!

    • bellacoils says:

      Anu,
      Thank YOU for putting your hard work and sweat into this documentary! It was a pleasure to see and it was great from beginning to end…continue to shed your light and love…it’s definitely noticed : )
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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