New Documentary Gets ‘In Our Heads About Our Hair’

January 25, 2012  |  

Black women talking about black hair—we’re already off to a good start from the perspective that at least black women are talking about themselves, but with a topic like hair, there’s bound to be some controversy.

Hemamset Angaza has directed a new documentary produced by Anu Prestonia, Maitefa Angaza, and Paulette Maat Kesa Tab, called “In Our Heads About Out Hair” that tackle’s black women’s issues regarding hair and self-esteem. An important aspect of the video, which takes a more lighthearted approach to the topic, is that it advocates for the acceptance of all hairstyle choices. It also questions the role black men’s opinions play into black women’s hair choices.

The documentary will make its debut at the BAM New Voices in Black Cinema film festival in February. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think. Would you check out this film when it’s released?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Marlyne

    I want to see this but I live in NC. I’ve always been natural but I just started this year to wear my more curly instead of using heat to straighten it. It’s definitely liberating to learn how to style and maintain natural hair insteading “blow frying” my hair just to get it as straight as possible. In my opinion, curly/natural hair brings more character and life to a person. So much more fun!

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  • Pivyque

    I wouldn’t go see it. I would probably take my little cousins to go see it so that they can see that they have options for their hair. Regardless of race, I am just not really interested in listening to people talk about their hair.

  • Crazynat898

    if you don’t want to hear or talk about hair why did you pick this video i don’t get it

  • Crazynat898

    if you don’t want to hear or talk about hair why did you pick this video i don’t get it

  • mrs.j.cole

    im sorry but I’m about done seeing movies about black women and hair , thanks chris rock…..I love my people but seriously can we stop with the weave/perm v.s the natural hair debate? please it’s recking me…..#damn coleworld

  • Reds

    Got damn sistas SHUT THE FU_K UP ABOUT HAIR ALREADY. I mean got damn. Pick another conversation to have. That’s all the fu_k most black women live for. HAIR! Ughhh sometimes I fukin hate this culture.

    • Anon

      Fuck you, we need more documentaries.

    • Anon

      Fuck you, we need more documentaries.

    • TheSunIsBlack

      reds is right. quit this bringing the dirty laundry front n center forever. neurosis. quit living a lie. and wasting your time and a lot of $ pretending that lye and irons will support health and beauty.DO SOMETHING ELSE 

    • Julz

      Yet you still seek out info and vids about the very subject that you are tired of. Go find something of interest to you and let us who have an opinion about black hair have our say.

  • monica king

    Can’t wait to see this!

  • JustAshley

    Going natural was the best thing I ever did- FOR ME but you’ll never hear me talk smack about a chick who perms her hair or wears weaves- cause I’ve been there. It’s that individuals own business and preference. #NoHate

  • ColbyC

    Love it and I would love to see this documentary! I have never been into relaxers and I know its because of how I was raised. I have accepted my hair for what it is and I don’t try to change it or mask it..I love the flat iron look and I love my naturally curly look, I just wish more women of color embraced what makes them unique and what sets us apart form different ethnicities