SATURDAY 26 MARCH
Rio Cinema, Dalston
My Nappy Roots – A Journey Through Black Hair-itage
Doc, 80 min, USA, 2006
MY NAPPY ROOTS is the definitive exploration of African-American hair – the politics, the culture and the history.
Produced before Chris Rock’s GOOD HAIR, it was at the centre of both a controversy and an eventual US court battle in 2009.
From the influences of the European ideal of beauty and the significance of the arrival of African slaves to the New World to the growth of a billion dollar industry.
With contributions from Vivica A. Fox, Patti LaBelle, Ella Joyce and Malcolm-Jamal Warner amongst many others. More info